Losing a tooth can be a traumatic event—physically and psychologically. Many people who have lost a tooth consult with their dentist, Dr. Rafael A. Perez, about having the tooth replaced with a dental implant.
Unfortunately, many of the scenarios that result in tooth loss also include a loss of bone structure in the area where the tooth was previously anchored.
Our Stone Lake Dental team will start the process of restoring a tooth with a dental implant by referring you to an oral surgeon who will examine your mouth and take a series of X-rays. This provides a clear understanding of how much available bone structure remains.
A bone graft procedure in Wichita Falls, Texas, can be performed on an outpatient basis, requiring deep sedation. This means you will need to have someone drive you and from your appointment.
During the treatment, your oral surgeon can sample bone material from your chin or a surgical grade cadaver. The oral surgeon will then create an incision in your gums to expose the jawbone. The new bone is set into place and the gums are sutured closed. In a short amount of time, the bone material will naturally integrate into your existing bone structure.
If you are interested in learning more about how a bone graft can help you successfully restore a tooth with a dental implant, you should call Stone Lake Dental at 940-692-2851 to schedule an appointment with your dentist, Dr. Rafael A. Perez.