Bone Grafting and Signs of Aging
Did you know that Bone Grafting can actually help reverse the signs of premature aging in some cases? When premature aging has occured as the result of bone loss and bone grafting restores the bone loss, sometimes the appearance of youth can sometimes be restored! This is an amazing side effect of the procedure that can be life changing for some of our patients.
What is Bone Grafting?
Bone Grafting is a surgical procedure performed by an oral surgeon that is used to correct the outcomes associated with bone loss. It involves transplanting bone tissue from one area to supplement areas that have suffered deficiencies, damage, or trauma.
Where Does the Transplanted Bone Tissue Come From?
This is one of our most common questions. The bone tissue used in your transplant procedure can come from another area of your body, or a donor, usually a cadaver. Common areas that bone tissue is removed include the hips, pelvis, ribs, and wrists.
Bone Grafting and Oral Surgeries
So, which procedures are often performed with the use of bone grafting? There are several procedures that sometimes may require a bone graft in order to be done successfully. The procedure can be used to repair defects in the jaw and mouth that include the following.
- Dental Infections
- Damaged or Broken Teeth
- Periodontal Disease
- Tooth Extractions
- Trauma to Jaw or Teeth
- Dental Implants
When bone loss restores the fullness of the lower jaw, it can make dental procedures possible that were once not possible because the jaw could not support them. Modern dental medicine has come a long way thanks to advances in dental technology and Dr. Pollock and his team stay up to date on all the latest and greatest advances in dental medicine. If you think you may need bone grafting or your dentist has referred you to an oral surgeon and you want a second opinion, call our office today at (469) 264-8921 and we will be happy to help!