Benefits of Bone Grafting

Benefits of Bone Grafting

Benefits of Bone Grafting HuntleyFor many, the thought of bone grafting is a scary procedure. Our dentist in the Huntley and Crystal Lake area can explain the many benefits of bone grafting to improve your oral health. Bone grafting specialists emphasize the importance of a bone grafting procedure if you have faced significant tooth loss, trauma, or gum disease. This restorative procedure can significantly benefit your health and restore your smile to its original brightness.

What Does Bone Grafting Do?

Dr. Pottorff performs the bone grafting procedure mainly on patients who have suffered damage to their bone structure or have faced dental trauma. The treatment can restore bone to its previous form and prevent the bone from weakening. Therefore, bone grafting is essential for retaining facial support and muscle structure. Without it, you could lose the support your skin and muscles need to upkeep your facial structure. Ultimately, causing you to look prematurely aged, and you may lose some functionality of your face and mouth. Consider bone grafting at our Algonquin, IL office if you live in the Crystal Lake and Huntley area to bring brightness back to your smile and face.

The Bone Grafting Procedure

Bone Grafting is a surgery that can fortify your mouth after tooth or gum extraction. Likewise, bone grafting is necessary to maintain solid bone mass for the placement of implants and bridges. First, Dr. Pottorff will take bone from other resources to create a graft that promotes new bone growth in the area. Then, the graft is used to guide in the regeneration of the bone to help restore your mouth to functional capabilities.

After receiving a bone graft, you become eligible for other cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures that you may desperately need. These treatments include dental implants, bridges, and crowns that will help stabilize your mouth. However, without proper bone mass in your jaw, you cannot undergo such procedures. Ultimately, tooth replacement options are versatile and easy to acquire with proper bone mass.

Consult Us for More Information on Bone Grafting!

Visit or call Advanced Dental & Implant Care in Huntley, IL, to learn more about the benefits of bone grafting. Our bone grafting specialists can help you decide if bone grafting treatment is right for your dental health. Contact our office at 847-854-1200 to schedule your appointment today! We also service patients in the Crystal Lake, Huntley, Elgin, and Carpentersville area.




Bone Grafting Overview

Bone Grafting Overview

Dental implants are increasingly becoming a mainstream alternative to dentures and dental bridges when it comes to replacing missing teeth. Many patients in Crystal Lake and surrounding areas are good candidates for dental implants. However, in some instances, there may not be enough bone mass in the jaw to support implants. In such cases, bone grafting can work to prepare the jaw to receive dental implants.

Why Should Bone Be an Issue?

As people age, they typically develop some loss of bone mass throughout the body, including the jaw. Bone loss in the jaw can also be accelerated when teeth are missing. The body knows when teeth are no longer present, and no longer grows bone in the affected area.

With dental implants, because they are placed surgically in the jaw, once they are in position, the body knows that bone must grow once again. However, you need to have enough bone to anchor the implant in the first place.

How Much Bone?

Usually, there needs to be at least a millimeter of bone around the implant. If the implant is adjacent to another implant, there must be three millimeters, and if next to an existing tooth, two millimeters. As to height, there must be enough bone to completely submerge the implant without affecting the nerves or the sinuses.

If not enough bone is present in the jaw, you will need bone grafting to receive dental implants.

Types of Bone Grafting

With bone grafting, bone is often taken from other areas of your body and used to supplement the bone in the jaw. This use of your bone is known as an autograft. When the bone is from a human bone donor, this is an allograft. Bone taken from an animal is a xenograft (in other words, a bone grafting using material from an organism that is genetically dissimilar to humans).

Ideally, Dr. Pottorff will perform bone grafting and dental implants treatments at the same time. Sometimes, though, it is necessary to allow some time for the grafting to heal before placement of the implants. The timeline here is crucial because if too much time passes between the bone grafting and the installation of the implants, the bone could end up being re-absorbed. Dr. Pottorff and his team will monitor your healing for the proper timing of the implant surgery. Timing is essential to minimize reabsorption of the bone.

Contact Us to Learn More

If you’re in good dental health, but lack sufficient bone mass in your jaw to support dental implants, you may benefit from bone grafting. To learn more, or to book a consultation, contact us at Advanced Dental & Implant Care. We service patients for dental implants and bone grafting in Crystal Lake, Huntley, and many surrounding areas. Contact us today at 847-854-1200!





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