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Bone Grafting

When there is not enough stable bone in the jaw for a dental implant, a bone graft can help to ensure there is enough support for the future implant.

Bone Grafting

What is bone grafting?

Did you know that the act of chewing helps to keep your jaw bone healthy? Chewing stimulates new bone growth in the jaw. However, if one or more teeth are missing, this stimulation is lost. Over time, this can result in bone loss.

Dental implants have become a popular tooth replacement option. Not only do dental implants restore the look and feel of a natural tooth, but they also help to preserve the health of the jaw bone. Since the dental implant post is placed directly into the jaw bone, there must be enough bone to be able to support it. If there is an insufficient amount of bone where a dental implant is desired, an additional procedure called a bone graft may be performed.

Bone grafting creates or restores bone in the desired area. In oral surgery, bone grafting is often used to prepare the mouth for a dental implant but is also used as a part of other treatments such as facial trauma injury.

If you have been referred for oral surgery, such as dental implant placement, we invite you to contact us and schedule an appointment with Dr. Jerman. After reviewing your condition and discussing your oral health concerns, he can create the right course of treatment for you.

Types of bone grafting

During the bone grafting procedure, granulated bone material is placed into an area where more bone is needed. This material may come from another part of the body, or a tissue bank may be used.


L-PRF

After an oral surgery procedure, the healing period is different for every patient. It is important to follow all pre- and post-operative instructions that your oral surgeon has provided. Greater Montana Oral & Dental Implant Surgery is proud to offer Leukocyte Platelet-Rich Fibrin, or L-PRF, to their patients to promote healing.

L-PRF is intended to accelerate and enhance healing. L-PRF is a concentrated solution of growth factors and other important blood derivatives that are added to the surgical site. This high concentration of growth-stimulating materials promotes rapid healing. It is created using your own blood. Since L-PRF is taken and created at the start of your oral surgery procedure, no additional appointments are necessary.

Patients who will receive bone grafting, tissue grafting, dental implant placement, or a tooth extraction procedure may be interested in L-PRF treatment.

A bone grafting procedure is a useful and common part of treatment in oral surgery. L-PRF can reduce the recovery period by accelerating the body’s own natural healing process. Dr. Jerman and his entire team at Greater Montana Oral & Dental Implant Surgery are dedicated to providing exceptional care in Kalispell, MT. We encourage you to contact Greater Montana Oral & Dental Implant Surgery to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jerman.