Bone Grafts in Buckhead, GA

What is Bone Grafting?

Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that is primarily used to restore and reinforce bones. In dentistry, it is often performed in preparation for certain treatments like dental implants. This highly specialized treatment is often required when a person has lost bone or has bone defects due to trauma, infection, or medical conditions. The procedure involves transplanting bone tissue, and it can lead to significant health benefits, including the ability to grow new, healthy bone. The new bone growth strengthens the existing bone structure, which can improve both health and quality of life for patients.

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Bone grafts can come from your own body, a donor, oR be made synthetically.

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The Bone Grafting Treatment Process

Initial Consultation

The first step in the bone grafting process is an initial consultation with Dr. Jennifer Okhiria at Buckhead Oral Surgery Suite. During this appointment, Dr. Okhiria will conduct a thorough examination, discuss your medical history, and determine if bone grafting is the best treatment option for you. She will explain the procedure in detail, answer any questions you may have, and discuss what you can expect during the recovery process.

The Procedure

The second step is the actual bone grafting procedure. Dr. Okhiria will begin by numbing the area with local anesthesia. She will then make a small incision in the gum tissue to expose the bone area that requires grafting. Once the graft has been placed, the area will be stitched up. The procedure is performed with precision and care to ensure patient comfort and optimal results.

Recovery and Follow-up

The third step is the recovery and follow-up period. After the procedure, you will be given specific instructions to follow to ensure a smooth and successful recovery. This may include taking prescribed medications, maintaining oral hygiene, and avoiding certain foods and activities. Dr. Okhiria will schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your healing process and to ensure the graft is successful.

The Benefits Of Bone Grafting

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Restores Function and Aesthetics

Bone grafting can significantly improve both the function and aesthetics of your mouth. It can enhance your ability to speak and eat comfortably, and it can also restore the natural appearance of your face and smile.

Prepares for Further Dental Procedures

Bone grafting is often a necessary step in preparing for further dental procedures, such as dental implants. It can create a strong and stable base for these implants, increasing their chances of success.

Prevents Further Bone Loss

Bone grafting can help prevent further bone loss and preserve your existing bone structure. This is particularly important for individuals who have experienced bone loss due to conditions like periodontal disease.

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Bone grafting has a high success rate and is considered a SAFE procedure.