Extracts & Bone Grafting

In some cases, your tooth may need to be extracted to prepare for a bone graft. A tooth extraction involves removing a permanent tooth from its bone socket. After this quick procedure, we can begin the bone grafting process.

Dental implants are anchored directly into your jawbone for maximum support. In order to do so, the jawbone must be strong and healthy for implantation. Missing teeth cause the bone around it to rescind and deteriorate. Candidates for dental implants who have poor jawbones may need to undergo bone grafting.

Extraction Treatment

Before extraction, we will take an x-ray to get a better idea of the inside of your mouth. You will be put under local anesthesia to alleviate the pain. There are two types of extractions that occur: simple and surgical extractions.

A simple extraction involves removing a visible tooth performed by your dentist. A forceps tool is used to properly extract the tooth. A surgical extraction removes a tooth that is below the surface of the gums. Our surgical specialist will make a small incision in the gums and remove bone around the tooth to extract accordingly.

Afterward, we recommend taking prescribed medication and antibiotics to prepare the healing process for bone grafting.

What is Bone Grafting?

Bone grafting is a procedure that repairs and rebuilds lost bone or stimulates the growth of bone in that area. Functionality and appearance are restored with this versatile procedure. Local anesthesia is applied to the treated area, so you won’t feel a thing during the process! We make sure that you are provided with the best comfort and care.

Types of Bone Grafting

Allograft

  • Uses bone harvested from a deceased donor (cadaver)
  • Unable to generate bone on its own
  • A framework placed over the bone to fill the void

Autograft

  • Uses the patient’s bone harvested from elsewhere in the body (i.e. lower leg, hip, or chin)
  • Composed of live bone
  • Contains living cells that allow the bone to regenerate over time
  • Requires procedures to harvest the bone and another to rebuild the jawbone

Xenograft

  • Uses bone harvested from a deceased cow
  • Acts as a framework to fill the void
  • Unable to generate bone on its own

Benefits

There are many advantages to receiving a bone grafting procedure. These include but are not limited to:

  • Pauses premature aging with healthy bone replacement
  • Improved appearance
  • Enhanced mouth functionality
  • Long-lasting results

Are You in Need of Extractions and Bone Grafting in Austin?

Look no further than your Austin dentist for extractions and bone grafting! It’s our top priority to give you peace of mind as well as keeping you well-informed throughout the process.  Glauser Family Dentistry is your specialist for oral and maxillofacial care!

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