What is a bone graft?

A bone graft is an oral surgery procedure that may be required if your jawbone is not dense or thick enough. During a bone graft, we will transplant a piece of bone from another area of your jaw or your body to your jawbone. If needed, we can also utilize artificial bone material or bone fragments from a tissue bank. The transplanted bone then grows together with your jawbone, creating a stronger, more stable foundation.

Do I need a bone graft?

You may need a bone graft in Springdale, Arkansas if your bone density is insufficient to support a dental implant or another type of treatment. While bone grafts are most commonly needed for implant dentistry, they may also be required for certain types of periodontal therapy when bone has been lost due to gum disease. If your jawbone is not strong or thick enough to support a dental implant, our seasoned dentists may recommend a bone graft. After a tooth is extracted, the jawbone begins to lose density at the site of the tooth extraction. This must be corrected before the dental implant is placed. If only minor bone grafting is required, it may be performed at the same time as the dental implant placement. To learn more about bone grafting, and to discover whether dental implants and bone grafting are right for your smile, we invite you to call or visit us today at J. PARHAM DENTISTRY. Parham is eager to care for your smile!