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 their office in Scottsdale, AZ, Dr. Rod Gore and Dr. Whitney Sebree offers bone grafting to his patients with several techniques and materials available to produce the best results.
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"I had a dental emergency at Sunday night. One of my veneers popped off and it looked terrible!i called the emergency dentist and arranged to be seen at 7:00am the next morning. They were very friendly and kind people. I was out in thirty minutes! I'm definitely switching to Dr Gore. He is the best scottsdale dentist!"- J. / Healthgrades / Aug 15, 2017
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"Dr. Gore has been my dentist for over 20 years. I recently had a broken tooth that needed repair. They got me in promptly, diagnosed my problem and put in a crown; all in the same visit! I enjoyed "VIP care" from an excellent dentist and staff. Felt great after treatment. Thanks to Dr. Gore and staff for a great experience!"- J.D. / Google / Jul 24, 2017
"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
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.