Bone Grafting

Bone Grafting

Bone Grafting Specialist in Chicago, IL

When someone loses jaw bone volume, they may notice a change in their oral health. Whether they have experienced tooth loss, periodontal disease, or oral trauma, remaining teeth may begin to shift, resulting in a “sunken-in” facial appearance and minimizing the possibility of getting dental implants placed. 

At Millenium Park Oral Surgery, we perform bone grafting procedures that restore the lost volume in your face and build the foundation for healthy dental implant restorations. Our oral surgeons specialize in rebuilding lost bone, even in the worst circumstances. Trust that our team can handle any bone grafting case, regardless of its extent. 

What is Bone Grafting? 

Dental Bone grafting is a procedure that replaces missing bone within the jaw using a material that stimulates regeneration. The natural bone begins growing and absorbs the material placed into the site. This process results in a fully integrated area of new bone. 

Four types of bone grafting are available: 

  • Autografts – tissue from your own body 
  • Allografts – treated tissue from a human donor
  • Xenografts – inorganic tissue from animal bones, like cows 
  • Alloplasts – synthetic tissue 

Millenium Park surgeons determine which tissues best suit your situation and use them to replace missing bone while promoting new bone growth in the surrounding area. It creates a suitable bone level to place implants with adequate length and width to restore functionality and appearance.   

Why Do You Need Bone Grafting for Dental Implants? 

When you have a weakened or diseased jawbone, it resorbs, creating insufficient bone levels to support dental implants or other restorations. If you need a tooth extraction but want to replace it with a dental implant, discuss your bone grafting options with a Millennium Park oral surgeon. 

What Are The Benefits of Bone Grafting? 

Bone graft surgery can significantly impact oral health because of its numerous benefits. Patients who have bone grafting material experience the following: 

  • Stronger jawbone that supports implants, crowns, bridges, and dentures
  • Improved facial appearance 
  • Improved chewing function
  • Prevention of additional bone loss 
  • Support that helps hold teeth and gums in position 

Because bone grafts regenerate the surrounding bone, this procedure may help save your remaining teeth.  

What Happens During a Bone Graft Surgery? 

Your dental bone graft procedure depends on your unique treatment plan, but you can expect it to follow these steps. 

1. Anesthesia 

Millennium Park oral surgeons use a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area. However, you may benefit from IV sedation if they use your bone tissue or have dental anxiety. 

2. Extraction and Bone Sourcing 

When using your bone, your surgeon begins the procedure by removing tissue from the chosen location. Any teeth getting removed will be extracted at this time. Simultaneously completing the tooth extraction and bone graft promotes a quicker healing time. 

3. Inserting the Grafting Material 

After thoroughly cleaning the area, your surgeon will make an incision in your gums to expose the bone. The grafting material gets attached to the bone. If you are having a tooth removed, they will use the open socket to place the graft. 

4. Stitches 

Once the bone graft is in place, your surgeon will close the area using sutures. They will also close the site where your tissue was removed if your bone tissue was grafted. 

5. Recovery 

Depending on your treatment plan, you may go home the same day. However, undergoing any form of sedation will require you to have a driver. It will take four to six months to completely heal and be ready for your implant or other restoration. Your surgeon will give you post-operative instructions to follow closely to prevent failure or complications.  

Rebuild Your Jaw With Expert Surgeons 

Having a healthy jawbone is an essential part of your overall well-being. Bone grafts will restore your jawbone health and support your teeth and gums. Contact Millenium Park Oral Surgery today to schedule your consultation for bone grafting and begin rebuilding your jaw.  


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Chicago, IL 60602

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