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Bone Grafting Restores a Compromised Jaw
When jaw atrophy occurs because of tooth loss, bone grafting by Dr. Craig Hinein Bixby, OK, can restore lost tissue, allowing you to receive dental implants. Dr. Hine also provides bone grafting procedures to restore the jaw following tooth extraction, and performs sinus lifts to restore lost bone tissue in the upper jaw. During a consultation, Dr. Hine can create a treatment plan based on your goals and needs.
The Bone Grafting Timeline
Once Dr. Hine has determined that you can safely undergo bone grafting, he will create a custom treatment plan using x-rays and other advanced diagnostic tools. Before surgery begins, you will receive an anesthetic and a sedative in order to help you remain calm and comfortable throughout the procedure.
First, an incision is made in the gum tissue. Next, the graft is carefully placed in the recessed area. The graft itself can consist of synthetic material or donor tissue. Once the graft has been placed, Dr. Hine will suture your incisions closed. It will typically take about three months for the graft to integrate with your jaw.
Once the graft has fully healed, you can begin planning your dental implant placement with an oral surgeon. Dr. Hine can work with your surgeon to provide the necessary prosthodontics (dentures, crowns, or bridges) to complete your treatment once the dental implants are in place.