Bone Grafting New Orleans, LA


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About Bone Grafting in New Orleans, LA

Our goal at MINT dentistry in New Orleans, LA is to help you achieve sexy teeth and a dazzling smile. However, your teeth can only be sexy if they are also healthy. The strength of your jawbone is imperative to your teeth and gums. When the jawbone deteriorates due to tooth loss or other factors, a bone graft may be needed to help rebuild your jawbone so it can support a tooth replacement, like dentures or dental implants. If you need to replace missing teeth but have suffered bone loss in your jaw, schedule a consultation at our upscale dental office in New Orleans, LA to learn more about bone grafting. MINT dentistry's board-certified doctors are experienced in bone grafting surgery and can help you reestablish a healthy and attractive smile.

Am I a Candidate for Bone Grafting?

Jawbone loss may be caused by periodontal (gum) disease or a traumatic injury to the mouth. Your jawbone may also be weakened from atrophy if a tooth is missing for a length of time without being replaced by a dental implant. Bone augmentation surgery strengthens and prepares the jaw for dentures or a dental implant. Bone grafts generally take several months to integrate with the existing bone in the jaw. Once the process is complete, however, you'll have proper support for your dental implant or denture and can enjoy better oral health. To help us decide whether you are an ideal candidate for bone grafting, we'll take digital x-rays and perform a thorough physical exam during your initial consultation at MINT dentistry in New Orleans, LA.

How Does Bone Grafting Work?

Prior to your bone graft surgery, our team will help you relax in one of our state-of-the-art massage chairs. We'll then administer the method of sedation decided during your initial consultation. Once the bone graft is ready to be placed, one of our MINT dentists will make incisions in your gums so the graft can be attached to your jawbone. Collagens and proteins are added to the graft to help it integrate with the natural bone. Finally, your gums will be closed and the treatment site will be rinsed thoroughly. The graft will be allowed to recover and bond with your bone tissue.

After the Bone Grafting Procedure

It'll take around 6 – 9 months for your mouth to heal as the bone graft fuses with your natural jawbone tissue. During this time, it's important to maintain an optimal oral care routine at home with brushing and flossing, plus any products recommended by your dentist (for example, a prescribed mouthwash). We'll schedule your follow-up visits at MINT dentistry so our team can evaluate your recovery and decide when you're able to receive dentures or a dental implant(s). To protect your oral health for years to come, we recommend attending appointments for cleanings at least twice a year at our New Orleans, LA facility.

The MINT Commitment

A portion of your bone grafting treatment may be covered under your dental insurance plan. Before scheduling your bone grafting surgery, we'll contact your dental insurance provider to review your benefits and determine any out-of-pocket expenses. At your initial consultation, we'll give you a cost estimate and help you understand how best to afford your care. MINT dentistry is devoted to helping our patients receive the services required for a radiant smile. If you don't have insurance and cannot afford your bone grafting treatment, please ask us about the MINT Discount Plan or flexible medical financing.

Advanced Care

Getting the dazzling smile of your dream starts with good oral health. Bone grafting at MINT dentistry in New Orleans, LA can help improve the health of your jaw for better support of dental implants or dentures. During your consultation with our experienced team, you can get more information about bone grafting surgery and receive a custom treatment plan to help improve your oral health with a stronger jawbone. Call MINT dentistry today to set up a consultation.

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