Bone Grafting in Boca Raton, FL
Bone grafting is a common surgical procedure used to fix problems caused by trauma, periodontal disease, congenital defects, or age-related deterioration. Bone grafts create a solid foundation for bone regeneration,
Whether you’re dealing with a traumatic injury or have inadequate bone structure due to tooth loss or other oral health issues, bone grafting can help provide stability for reconstructive treatments like dental implants.
At Dental Care of Boca Raton we use bone grafting to prepare for restorative dental procedures or to restore facial structure after an accident or trauma. Your dental health is important to us, and you can be sure you’re in great hands with our skilled team of dental professionals.
When is Bone Grafting Needed?
Bone Loss Due to Periodontal Disease
Where Does Bone Grafting Material Come From?
- Bone From the Patient’s Body: common donor sites include the hips, legs, or ribs
- Synthetic Bone: synthetic material can sometimes be used to stimulate bone formation
- Donor Bone: bone banks can source from animal bone or a cadaver
What to Expect During the Bone Graft Procedure
Before the bone graft procedure, the oral surgeon will do several diagnostic tests and create a surgery plan. The procedure is done under general anesthesia, so you should refrain from eating or drinking on the day of your surgery and plan to have someone drive you home afterward.
The oral surgeon will source the donor bone in one of the ways mentioned above and then clean and prep the bone to prepare for placement. Then, they’ll place the graft into the implant site, and it will need time to heal before any other dental work can be done (such as dental implants).
During the healing process, you should avoid strenuous activities, eat a soft food diet, and keep the graft site clean. Once you are fully healed, you will return for a follow-up visit to plan any additional dental work that needs to be done.
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Dr. A. and his Dental Nurse where so patient and accommodating and really made me feel comfortable throughout the whole procedure. It was a great success!
- Roxy V.
I highly recommend Dental Care of Boca. This office is very well run & organized. Being open 7 days a week is a huge plus when you have severe tooth pain on the weekend like I did. The entire staff is very friendly, caring & knowledgeable.
- Evan L.
Amazing office and all staff members are top notch! Dr. A is a phenomenal dentist and a very caring and kind person. I have been coming to the office for years for cleanings and various other dental procedures and every experience has been wonderful. I highly recommend this practice!!!
- Valerie N.
The entire staff is so kind and gentle. From the moment you walk-in until you walk out you are in compassionate hands.