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Dental Bone Grafting in Loves Park IL

When you lose a tooth, your jawbone will begin to naturally atrophy after just six months. This will leave your jawbone with poor bone density, limited integrity, and lack of bone mass making it unsuitable for the successful placement of a dental implant. At this point you are not likely a candidate for a dental implant restoration.

With the simple addition of a dental bone graft, we now can replace and restore bone where it is missing and therefore encourage and promote new bone growth in that specific area. This will now give us the opportunity to place the correct dental implants of length and width and it will also allow us to restore proper functionality as well as a healthy, aesthetic appearance for your smile.

At Riverside Dental Center, we value our patient relationships, making it our priority to deliver gentle and compassionate care that you deserve from your dentist in Loves Park. We collectively focus on making you feel at ease by providing you exceptional care in a relaxed, convenient atmosphere. Our team goal is to develop lifelong relationships with our patients by combining the latest dental technology with a professional and caring staff. The result is a beautiful, healthy smile that will last a lifetime. We also emphasize preventive care and patient education because we want you to understand why it is so important to keep your mouth healthy and how to exercise daily hygiene to accomplish it. We are located at 2028 E. Riverside Blvd., Ste 210, Loves Park, IL, 61111. Please call us today at 815-877-4300 to schedule an appointment for an evaluation of the benefits of dental bone grafting for you and your smile.

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The Unseen Benefits of a Dental Bone Graft

There are some unseen benefits that come from having a bone grafting procedure performed, but the foremost benefit is that having a successful bone graft will allow your team at Riverside Dental Center to restore your smile with dental implants. A successful bone graft not only compliments and improves the aesthetic appearance of your restoration solution, such as the dental implants, dental crowns, or dentures, but it will also enhance their overall functionality. By restoring the structural integrity and jawbone mass, you will reverse the likelihood of atrophy developing and any additional problems that result from loss of jawbone density.

Dental Bone Grafting Success

Most patients find dental bone grafting results very successful, but success is not guaranteed. Your dental bone graft might not develop properly if you develop an infection in your mouth. At this point we will discuss other options to treat the issue.

Dental bone grafting is becoming more popular, creating more restoration opportunities, but it is still a serious undertaking. Please reach out to us at Riverside Dental Center with any issues before you decide to proceed with the treatment.

The Dental Bone Grafting Procedure

The dental bone grafting procedure simply focuses on adding material to augment and grow new bone. After we administer a local anesthetic to numb the immediate area, a small incision will be made in your gums to gain access to your jawbone. The grafting material is now just placed next to the bone. Before we close the incision with sutures, we place a patch on the material to stimulate growth. Healing begins immediately. After a few short months of growing new bone, we can then evaluate it to be sure that the graft is both stable and secure.

Once your team at Riverside Dental Center is confident the graft is secure and strong, we can proceed with the procedure of placing dental implants.

The material used for your dental bone graft will vary depending on your personal situation. The best results may come from using your own bone. Depending on the amount of grafting bone needed, it can be taken from within your mouth. In most cases though, especially prepared, DNA bleached, bone material from either cadaver donors or synthetic material will be used for your graft.

Dental Bone Grafting Treatment Costs

The cost of your dental bone grafting will depend on your circumstances and your treatment plan. Our patient coordinator will discuss and assist you with your insurance to maximize your benefits or financing options, including CareCredit or Smileworks, which is our in-office discount program. Our team works with you on payment arrangements, so cost is not a deterrent to doing what is best for you.


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Dental Bone Grafting Aftercare

After your dental bone grafting procedure, it is essential to avoid touching the surgical site, and to also avoid any vigorous rinsing or brushing. We may include antibiotics and medication to reduce the chance of infection and to minimize any discomfort. The healing process will take 7 to 10 days. It is also normal to experience some swelling following your procedure. If you experience swelling, just place ice packs on your cheek for 10-minute increments with a 20-minute break between. This type of care will make the swelling subside.

The most important thing you can do following your dental bone grafting is to continue to practice your good oral hygiene habits. Brush your teeth twice a day, two minutes each time, and floss daily. You can speak with us about an antimicrobial mouth rinse.

Along with these at-home care practices, the next best thing you can do is to compliment your efforts by scheduling checkups every six months. During these routine exams, we will conduct proper cleanings and monitor your oral health, identifying and stopping issues before they develop. With these habits, you will be preventing additional problems from developing.

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The entire team at Riverside Dental Center believes that you should have sufficient information to make educated and informed decisions about your oral health, treatment options, and the choice of your dentist in Loves Park. You will find all this essential information on our website, including directions to our Loves Park office, service descriptions, patient forms, patient education resources, and more.

We are located at 2028 E. Riverside Blvd., Ste 210, Loves Park, IL, 61111. Please call us today at 815-877-4300 to schedule an appointment for your dream smile. Let us smile together.

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