Bone & Tissue Grafting
Dental Services in Spring Hill, TN
Old age, injury, and periodontal disease can compromise your teeth, gums, and bones. Tooth loss can also affect your oral health, causing the surrounding teeth to shift and even pull out of their sockets if you do not seek a solution to have the gap filled. Dental implants and bridges offer viable solutions, but sometimes there isn't enough bone to support an implant.
Dentistry by Design offers bone and tissue grafting as a part of our dental services. During these procedures, Dr. Robinette will place a small piece of bone on the affected site. Bone is living tissue, and with the placement of this small piece, your body can grow new bone at that location. A similar procedure can be used to replace lost gum tissue. Bone grafts are sometimes placed as a preventative measure upon tooth extraction, depending on the situation.
To learn more about bone grafting, call our Spring Hill dental office at (931) 771-8500!
Are There Different Types of Bone Grafts?
Generally, a dental professional will use one of three types of bone grafts:
- An allograft, which is a sample taken from another person.
- An autograft, which is taken from another place in your jaw.
- A xenograft, which may be taken from an animal or may be a synthetic material.
Each type offers specific advantages and disadvantages, so we will work closely with you to determine the best approach.
Contact Dentistry by Design Today!
It may seem farfetched, but dental professionals have been using bone and tissue grafts for many years. Our bodies are capable of many incredible things – and growing new tissue is one of them. This is just one of the numerous dental services provided here at Dentistry by Design. We are committed to your health and well-being and are here to make your experience a pleasant one.