Expert Bone Grafting Services at Scott A. Young DDS

At Scott A. Young DDS in Charlotte, NC, we understand the crucial role of a healthy jawbone in dental restoration success. Bone grafting is a highly effective procedure we offer to enhance the jawbone's density and stability, making it possible for patients to proceed with dental implants and other restorative treatments.

Why Bone Grafting?

Bone grafting is recommended when a patient lacks sufficient bone density in the jaw. This situation can arise due to tooth loss, periodontal disease, or other conditions. By transplanting bone tissue, we can create a more solid foundation for implants, ensuring their longevity and functionality.

Benefits of Bone Grafting:

  • Enables Dental Implants: Provides the necessary bone structure for implant placement.
  • Preserves Facial Structure: Prevents the facial sagging that can occur with bone loss.
  • Improves Oral Health: By allowing for implants, it helps maintain the alignment of surrounding teeth and overall oral health.

Frequently Asked Questions About Bone Grafting

Q: Is bone grafting painful?
A: We ensure our patients' comfort during the bone grafting procedure with local anesthesia and sedation options. Post-procedure discomfort is typically minimal and manageable with prescribed or over-the-counter pain relief.
Q: How long is the recovery after bone grafting?
A: Recovery varies depending on the extent of the grafting. Most patients can return to their normal activities within a few days, but the bone fully integrates with the jaw over several months.
Q: Where does the bone used in grafting come from?
A: The bone used can be autogenous (from your own body), allogenic (from a donor), or synthetic, with each type offering specific benefits. Dr. Young will discuss the best option for your situation.
Q: How successful is bone grafting?
A: Bone grafting has a high success rate and has become a routine procedure that significantly enhances the outcomes of dental implant surgeries and other restorative treatments.
Q: What should I expect during the bone grafting procedure?
A: The procedure involves placing the bone graft material into the area where bone is deficient. Over time, this material helps regenerate new bone, providing a stable base for future dental work.

Schedule Your Bone Grafting Consultation

Considering dental implants or been told you need bone grafting? Contact Scott A. Young DDS in Charlotte, NC, to learn more about how bone grafting can restore functionality and aesthetics to your smile. Our team is here to guide you through every step of the process. Call us at (704) 541-5900 or visit our website to schedule your consultation.

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