Dental Bone Graft in West Palm Beach, FL
Locations in Jupiter and Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Individuals who have lost bone structure are sometimes unable to take advantage of certain dental procedures. A dental bone graft performed here at South Florida Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery can resolve many issues for patients in Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, and other nearby cities in Florida.
What is a Dental Bone Graft?
A dental bone graft involves taking bone from another source or site and placing it in the mouth or jaw to replace your own bone that has been lost due to disease or injury. Oral bone grafts are often performed when there is insufficient bone structure to support dental implants, or when performing facial trauma surgery on a patient whose bone has been damaged.
BMP-Bone Morphogenetic Protein
Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMPs) belong to a “superfamily” of proteins that occur naturally in the human body. Scientists have currently identified nearly 20 different BMPs, five of which are known to play an active role in bone formation.
Here at South Florida Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, we often use the Infuse® bone graft system, which uses bone morphogenetic proteins known to promote bone growth. These BMPs are in a liquid form that is sprayed onto a bovine collagen “sponge” and placed wherever bone loss has occurred. As the sponge dissolves, new bone forms in its place. An Infuse® bone graft can often eliminate the need to remove bone from a donor site.
Benefits of a Dental Bone Graft
Not only can having a bone graft allow you to undergo certain dental procedures that you might otherwise be unable to have, but it can also act to counter future bone or tooth loss, particularly in those with advanced periodontal disease.
What is the Procedure for a Dental Bone Graft?
You will be given some form of anesthesia to help you relax and keep the procedure comfortable. The doctor will expose the area of the bone and prep the defect, so it is ready to receive the graft. One of our surgeons will then place donor’s bone, or an Infuse® sponge (bmp may be easier to say and not involve a brand name) in this area before reapproximating the gums. Prior to leaving our office, you may be scheduled for a follow-up appointment so that we can gauge your progress.
Preparing for a Dental Bone Graft
Healthy gums are preferred but not an essential prior to having a graft performed. Any specific needs can be evaluated at the preoperative consultation. ,.
Recovery from a Dental Bone Graft
Avoid chewing on the side of your mouth where the graft was placed for a week or so to minimize discomfort. Use over-the-counter medication to reduce the amount of swelling and discomfort you experience.
How much Does a Dental Bone Graft Cost in Jupiter?
Our benefits coordinator will serve as a liaison between you and your insurance company to determine what if any benefits are available, as well as what your copay and deductible amounts are. Once we have determined your out-of-pocket costs, we will then discuss our many payment options, which include cash, personal check, and major credit cards.
Many of our patients are also able to afford treatment by applying for CareCredit® financing. CareCredit® is in itself a credit card that can be used at leading healthcare providers such as dentists, optometrists, and general practitioners. This makes it a great option if you are considering treatment from more than one provider. Even those with less-than-perfect credit scores are often approved for CareCredit® and are able to obtain payment plans they can easily fit into their monthly budget.
What to Expect During Your Consultation
We will determine how much bone you have lost and how much needs to be replaced. This is often accomplished through the use of X-rays and or CT scans along with a physical examination.
An oral or dental bone graft provides numerous benefits for patients in Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, and other nearby cities in Florida. Please contact us today to schedule your consultation!