Bone Grafting

Restoring Oral Health: Bone Grafting at Thatcher & Boudreau, DDS, Inc.

Welcome to Thatcher & Boudreau, DDS, Inc., where we are dedicated to providing comprehensive solutions for optimal oral health and smile restoration. If you are facing challenges such as jawbone deterioration due to tooth loss, injury, or periodontal disease, bone grafting could be the key to rebuilding your smile’s foundation and revitalizing your oral health.

What is Bone Grafting?

Bone grafting is a sophisticated dental procedure designed to augment and regenerate bone tissue in the jaw. It is commonly utilized to address deficiencies in bone volume or density, which may result from:

  • Tooth extractions
  • Advanced gum disease (periodontitis)
  • Trauma or injury to the jaw
  • Long-term denture wear
  • Genetic factors affecting bone development

During a bone grafting procedure, our experienced dental team carefully selects biocompatible materials, such as synthetic bone grafts, bone harvested from other areas of your body, or donor bone from a tissue bank. These materials are strategically placed in the deficient areas of the jaw, where they serve as scaffolding for the natural bone to grow and regenerate.

Why Choose Bone Grafting?

  1. Preparation for Dental Implants: Adequate bone volume and density are essential for the successful placement and long-term stability of dental implants. Bone grafting ensures that patients with insufficient bone structure can still enjoy the benefits of dental implant restoration.

  2. Preservation of Facial Structure: Loss of jawbone density can lead to changes in facial appearance, such as a sunken or prematurely aged appearance. Bone grafting helps maintain the natural contours of the face, preserving facial aesthetics and supporting overall oral health.

  3. Improved Denture Stability: For patients who wear removable dentures, bone grafting can enhance the stability and retention of dentures by providing a more solid foundation for attachment.

  4. Enhanced Chewing Function: A strong and healthy jawbone is essential for proper chewing and biting function. Bone grafting restores lost bone tissue, allowing patients to enjoy improved chewing efficiency and overall oral function.

The Bone Grafting Process

Before undergoing a bone grafting procedure, you will have a comprehensive consultation with our dental team to evaluate your oral health and discuss your treatment options. During the procedure, you will receive anesthesia to ensure your comfort throughout the process.

Following the bone grafting procedure, a period of healing is necessary to allow the newly augmented bone to integrate with your existing jawbone. Our team will provide you with detailed post-operative instructions to facilitate a smooth recovery process and ensure optimal outcomes.

Restore Your Smile with Bone Grafting at Thatcher & Boudreau, DDS, Inc.

If you are experiencing jawbone deficiencies and seeking a solution to restore your smile and oral health, bone grafting at Thatcher & Boudreau, DDS, Inc. offers a proven and effective treatment option. Schedule a consultation with our experienced dental team today to learn more about bone grafting and discover how we can help you achieve a strong, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime.