About Bone Grafting
Once a tooth lost, it should be replaced right away with a dental restoration, like a crown, bridge, or dentures. This not only maintains the appearance and function of the teeth, but it also prevents the gum tissue and jawbone that were connected to the lost tooth from deteriorating. However, if you were unable to replace the tooth until years later, bone grafting can be performed to build up the strength and support of the jawbone before a dental implant is placed. At his office in Scottsdale, AZ, Dr. Rod Gore offers bone grafting to his patients with several techniques and materials available to produce the best results.
"Just visited Shawna at Dr. Gore's office. Been working with her for nearly 10 years and she has made an incredible difference with my oral health."- D.B. / Yelp / Sep 20, 2016
"The staff greets you promptly as you walkin the door super polite and friendly, they go out of their way to assist you in every way possible. while in the waiting room they provide you with tea, coffe and cold water, however I did not have to wait they took me in exactly at my specified appt time. My teeth whitening experience was very pleasant perfromed by a new dental assistant at the office she has only been working there for 1 month and you could not tell. She is very well trained and made me feel at ease during the entire experience. I was very impressed by the entire staff, and the office is beautiful clean and comfortable. What a pleasant experience."- M.C. / Google / May 29, 2017
"My family has been with Dr. Gore for years. He is great but perhaps more importantly his staff are professional and highly skilled."- J.C. / Google / May 10, 2017
"Dr. Gore has the best Scottsdale dental office and staff. One of my crowns installed years ago came off on Easter weekend. Even though it was a Monday and the day after Easter and they were fully booked he got me in to recement my crown. Thank you Dr. Gore!"- D.D. / Google / Apr 10, 2017
"I just moved to AZ two weeks ago and I had a fall while walking my dogs managing to scrape my face and break a front tooth. I was referred to Dr. Gore's office and was seen by Dr. Sebree. When I first met her I was skeptical as she looked 18 years old and new to the business. Boy, was I wrong! She was professional, detailed and meticulous with rebuilding my tooth and making sure it looked just like the others. She is went back and forth looking at it at every angle before she was satisfied with her work. I highly recommend Dr. Sebree and am thrilled with her work!"- K.H. / Google / Apr 03, 2017
Bone grafting is usually performed with the patient under oral-conscious sedation. The length of the procedure will depend on the number of grafts needed and the materials used. The bone grafts will be carefully placed and bonded to the natural bone until the area has enough strength to support a dental implant. The bone graft will be given time to integrate with the natural bone before the implant is placed.
It is important to have a tooth replaced as soon as you are able to prevent your other teeth from shifting, misalignment, or falling out. A missing tooth can also cause a sunken facial structure over time as the jawbone begins to atrophy, some patients develop headaches, pain, deep wrinkling, poor structural support for the lower face, or temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder. Patients are also likely to have trouble chewing and speaking.
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If you have been putting off a trip to the dentist because of the pain or cost of bone grafting and dental implants, please know that your pain will only get stronger and the procedure to fix your teeth will take longer and cost more. Schedule an appointment today to learn more about bone grafting and dental implants as well as payment options and patient financing with CareCredit.