There are millions of Americans currently struggle with tooth loss. For those who are among this group, they are not alone! Trying to manage daily life with missing, broken, or damaged teeth can certainly be difficult, and if left untreated, may even lead to jawbone loss.
Fortunately, a dental professional can recommend a remedy for bone loss, such as S.M.A.R.T bone grafting in Alexandria, VA – a revolutionary way to increase bone tissue to be used as a sturdy foundation for restorative treatment such as dental implants!
What Is Bone Grafting?
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that replaces missing bone that may have been lost due to periodontal (gum) disease, trauma, or any other event with new bone tissue. The new bone may be taken from another part of the patient’s body, or it may be artificial.
Bone grafting can take place at the time of a surgical procedure, or it can be done separately. This depends on where the bone graft comes from, and what is being repaired. When bone grafting is done at the time of a surgical procedure, it is called “autogenous” bone grafting.
Autogenous bone grafting uses pieces of bone from inside the patient’s own body to repair damage in another part of the body. The bone must be taken from a place in the body that will not cause pain later on. The most common places to take bone grafts are from parts of the body where there is plenty of surplus bone, such as the lower jaw or hip.
For patients who are in need of a new smile, there must be a sufficient amount of bone tissue to ensure the treatment is successful and long-lasting. Bone grafting regenerates bone tissue via bone tissue augmentation and improves bone tissue health.
During the bone grafting procedure, several types of methods are used to increase bone tissue concentration and quality. This includes a mixture of tissue-stimulating proteins (bioactive gels) to encourage the patients bodys natural tissue forming and creation processes to be stimulated and regrow bone tissue organically.
A special type of bone grafting, S.M.A.R.T bone grafting in Alexandria, VA, is a new, minimally invasive technique for bone grafting that is showing promise for a number of different applications. The technique uses a small incision to access the bone and then uses a special device to place the graft material in the desired location. This technique has potential to reduce surgical time, improve outcomes, and decrease complications associated with traditional bone grafting techniques.
How Does S.M.A.R.T Bone Grafting Benefit Me In Alexandria, VA?
This S.M.A.R.T bone grafting is performed by a skilled doctor and his talented team along with other types of bone grafting techniques such as ridge augmentation and preservation, and sinus lifts for upper tooth replacements. A modern and caring office supplies top-notch care. With this state-of-the-art procedure, patients can expect:
- IV sedation to help ease anxiety and apprehension
- Board certified periodontists
- PIEZOSURGERY and other minimally invasive processes
- Advanced experience and training in bone grafting procedures
- Empathetic and knowledgeable team
We Can Restore Your Smile
With the S.M.A.R.T bone grafting treatment, there is no reason to continue living with a less than stellar smile. You should come to our office to learn more about S.M.A.R.T bone grafting and be on your way to a perfect new smile. Get in contact with our doctors, Dr. A. Garrett Gouldin, Dr. Francisco T. Carlos, and Dr. Vishal Gohel, at our office by Falls Church, VA to schedule your consultation today!