Bone Grafting in Durango, TX

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Preparing You for Dental Implants

Dental implants provide a  revolutionary tooth replacement solution that looks and feels just like natural teeth. They’re well-loved by our patients because they’re easy to care for and allow you to eat anything you want. 

But they do require healthy jawbone density in order to be placed. If your jawbone is weak, the implant is less likely to succeed. 

The good news is that Dr. Robison can make your jawbone strong so you can receive a dental implant. He’ll do this through a procedure called bone grafting.

How We Restore Your Jawbone Strength

During your bone grafting procedure, Dr. Robison will take a healthy piece of bone either from another part of your body or use synthesized bone material. He’ll place this small piece of bone into your jaw.

The bone will stimulate your jawbone to grow more natural material, strengthening it. Over the course of several months, your jawbone will regrow and become strong enough to support a dental implant.

Contact Us to Learn More

If you’ve previously been told your jawbone isn’t strong enough for a dental implant, Dr. Robison can change that. He can give you a beautiful smile that you’ll love. 

To reach us, call our office by dialing 970-259-5600 or by filling out our online contact form, available on this page. We’ll be happy to speak with you about your dental implant options.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is bone grafting painful?
Can bone grafting save a loose tooth?
When is bone grafting necessary?
Is bone grafting painful?

No, the bone grafting procedure won’t be painful because we’ll use an anesthetic. Dr. Robison will make sure you feel comfortable before beginning the procedure and that you’re safe throughout the entire treatment.

After your bone graft has been placed, you may feel some discomfort as it heals. Dr. Robison may prescribe an anti-inflammatory medication to help with pain reduce the likelihood of infection. If you feel severe pain after your procedure, this is rare and we recommend calling our office at 970-259-5600 for help.

Can bone grafting save a loose tooth?

Yes, it’s possible to perform a bone graft in order to try and save a lost tooth. If you’ve lost some bone material due to oral disease, such as periodontal disease, your teeth may become loose after bacteria attack your bone.

A bone graft can strengthen the area again and help your loose tooth to reform an attachment to your jawbone. Through this method, there’s a possibility you can keep your natural tooth.

When is bone grafting necessary?

Bone grafting is necessary for restoring the strength of your jawbone. Jawbone integrity can deteriorate due to losing a tooth or teeth. Throughout the day, your teeth help to keep your jaw strong by creating pressure. Without this pressure, your bone can disintegrate.

As your jawbone weakens, your other teeth may become threatened and your face can lose its shape. If you want a dental implant, you’ll also need a strong jawbone to support it. For these reasons and more, a bone graft may be necessary.