Dental bone grafting is a surgical procedure in which new bone material is placed in the jawbone to help support dental implants. The graft helps to provide a solid foundation for the implant and can also help to preserve the natural shape of the jawbone. In some cases, dental bone grafting may also be used to correct defects or damage to the jawbone that has occurred over time. Dr. Leslie Sultan of Fort Lauderdale, FL, is pleased to offer this and many other oral surgeries for patients.
Why might dental bone grafting be needed?
There are several reasons why someone might need to have dental bone grafting surgery. One common reason is that the person has lost a significant amount of bone due to periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is an infection of the gums that can destroy the bones supporting the teeth. Without treatment, the infection can eventually lead to tooth loss.
Another reason why dental bone grafting might be needed is due to damage or defects in the jawbone that make it difficult to place dental implants. Jawbone defects can occur due to trauma, previous surgery, or certain medical conditions. Dental bone grafting can help correct these defects and allow for the successful placement of dental implants.
How long does it take to heal from bone grafting surgery?
The answer to this question depends on the type of bone grafting surgery you had. If you had a minor procedure, such as a sinus lift, you can expect to heal within a few weeks. However, if you had a more extensive procedure, such as jawbone grafting, it may take several months for the area to heal completely. Dr. Leslie Sultan will be able to give you a more specific timeline based on your surgery.
In general, it is essential to follow all of your doctor’s instructions during the healing process. This will help ensure that the bone graft heals correctly and that you do not experience any complications. Additionally, quitting smoking and avoiding vigorous activity will also promote healing. If you have any questions or concerns about undergoing this treatment, it is vital that they are brought to the attention of Dr. Leslie Sultan to discuss further.
How do I book a consultation for bone grafting?
If you live in the Fort Lauderdale, FL area and are considering bone grafting or other oral surgeries to improve your oral health or prepare for future treatments such as dental implants, connect with our team today by calling 954-771-8772. We are open to new and returning patients in and around the area and are here to help with comprehensive full-scope oral and maxillofacial surgery.