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Bone loss is a common result of tooth loss. Without a tooth root to stimulate the jaw bone, it can deteriorate over time. There is, however, a successful technique to replace lost jaw bone. Dr. Al-Zubi performs bone grafting procedures in his Cincinnati cosmetic and dental implant office to restore your bone density levels.
There are three types of grafting methods used to replace lost jaw bone: autogenous, allograft, and xenograft. The distinction among the three depends upon the origination of the grafting material. Autogenous material is taken from the donor’s own body, while allograft material is taken from the body of a cadaver. Xenograft materials are from a non-human source, generally bovine in nature. Of all three methods, autogenous is most often recommended since the risk of rejection is much lower than that associated with foreign materials. In addition, the use of allograft and xenograft do not require a second surgical site, as is the case with autogenous grafts.
When you visit our office for bone grafting, Dr. Al-Zubi generally uses local anesthesia to ensure your comfort. Once the treatment site is numb, an incision is made allowing Dr. Al-Zubi to assess how much bone must be grafted. Dr. Al-Zubi will then make another incision in the gum tissue near the lower front teeth. The bone is removed and the donor site is stitched closed. This bone is then placed in the initial treatment site and secured with titanium screws. Dr. Al-Zubi will close the tissue with sutures.
After the procedure, Dr. Al-Zubi may prescribe antibiotics and pain medication and will provide you with a set of post-procedure instructions. A soft food diet is recommended for the first week, but the entire healing process may take six months or more. A follow up appointment will be scheduled within seven to ten days at our Cincinnati implantology office to evaluate your progress and remove your sutures.
If you have lost teeth and are concerned that you may need bone grafting prior to replacing missing teeth, contact Dr. Al-Zubi today to schedule your personalized consultation.
Cosmetic & Implant Dental Center of Cincinnati specializes in the placement and restoration of dental implants. We have two convenient locations, accessible from Northern Kentucky, Eastern Indiana and all of Ohio. The office has many firsts such as: high speed drills, Panoramic x-ray machine and recently added an I-Cat cone beam in office cat scan.
Our office is the first to offer complete implant dentistry and our own full-service dental laboratory with experienced technicians. The laboratory uses the latest technology such as a newly developed scanner so we can do all ceramic no metal restorations. The technicians work in office so you can get the smile that you've always wanted.
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