If you’ve been considering a dental implant but have been told that you have too much bone loss, you may be an excellent candidate for a periodontal bone graft. At Renken Dentistry, we offer convenient in-house bone grafting for our Leander TX patients, so there’s no need for referrals to an outside office or periodontist. Often when patients have lost a tooth, that area of the jawbone is gradually absorbed by the body, reducing the amount of bone needed for a dental post and implant. A periodontal bone graft is used to restore and build-up a jawbone that has suffered bone loss due to trauma, gum disease, or tooth loss.
While a periodontal bone graft may sound intimidating, the procedure has come a long way in the past decade! In the past, large amounts of bone were harvested from the patient; today, we use xenografts, which is bone material harvested from cows. This makes the procedure significantly less invasive and reduces problems that were typically seen with bone grafts in the past. As the bone is coming from an organic source, the body recognizes it as a natural material and absorbs it over time, eventually replacing it with organic bone.
Bone loss can occur for a number of reasons, and can often create a prematurely aged, caved-in appearance; it’s often seen in elderly people and those who have suffered from tooth loss for a variety of reasons. If you thought a dental implant wasn’t an option due to bone loss, schedule a consultation with our periodontist. Our team will be able to assess your bone loss and discuss the options available to you.
In addition to bone grafting, we also offer high-quality full-size and mini dental implants to help you restore your smile and improve your ability to enjoy daily activities. We provide everything from a single implant to full mouth restorations for those who may have multiple missing teeth. No matter what your dental needs, we’ll help transform your smile into one that is healthy, beautiful and confident. Are you ready to schedule your consultation with a compassionate Leander periodontist? Contact us today at 737-777-3325 or schedule your appointment through our online form.