Bone Loss Occurs Immediately After Tooth Loss

Bone loss occurs when a tooth is lost. This deterioration of bone can be significant, even in the first year, which is why bone grafting is often performed when a patient opts for dental implants after prolonged tooth loss. There must be a sufficient amount of bone for successful integration of implant posts. If you have been diagnosed with bone loss, schedule a consultation with Dr. John V. Louis to learn whether you are a candidate for bone grafting in Easton, MD.

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It is common to experience bone loss around the teeth as a result of progressive disease, infection or trauma. However, bone loss can limit our ability to restore your smile using methods like dental implants or implant supported dentures.

We offer bone augmentation and bone grafting procedures to replace lost bone. Bone grafting can also restore the proper facial contours where bone is missing in the font of the mouth.

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Restore Bone Health With a Dental Bone Graft in Easton, MD

There are three types of bone grafts available:

  • Autogenous
  • Allograft
  • Xenograft

Obtaining Donor Tissue for Your Dental Bone Graft in Easton, MD

Autogenous grafts utilize tissue donated from the patient’s own body. Allograft donor tissue is obtained from a bone bank while xenograft tissue is derived from a bovine source. While autogenous grafts are more commonly performed, allografts and xenografts can be advantageous when a patient requires a large amount of donor tissue or should not, for medical reasons, be subjected to a second surgical site for the collection of tissue.

Bone Grafting to Prepare for Dental Implants

When Dr. Louis performs an autogenous graft, he numbs the surgical areas with a local anesthetic and makes an incision at the treatment site. Once he has assessed the amount of bone needed, he will collect the necessary tissue from the donation site. Donor tissue is typically harvested from the chin bone which is accessed from inside the mouth, under the front teeth. Dr. Louis will collect bone and marrow and transfer this tissue to the treatment site. The bone is held in place with titanium screws, ensuring that it remains in an ideal position while it heals and fuses with the existing tissue. Both surgical sites are sutured closed.

The integration process for bone grafting can take six to nine months. If you are having teeth replaced with dental implants, Dr. Louis can schedule your dental implant surgery after your grafts have healed. For more information on receiving a dental bone graft in Easton, MD, contact our office today.

About Our Office

Here at our dental office in Easton, Maryland, our staff has the experience and expertise to treat your periodontal diseases. John V. Louis, DMD, LLC - Center for Specialized Dentistry is dedicated to meeting your needs.

Our Easton Location

218 Bay Street
Easton, MD 21601
New Patients: 410.774.5582
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10215 Fernwood Road, Suite 601
Bethesda, MD 20817
New Patients: 301.761.2288
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