Bone Grafts for Dental Implants
Shortly after tooth loss, the jawbone will begin to shrink and change shape, affecting the health of your smile and your overall facial appearance. Dental implants need bone tissue for support, and advanced jaw atrophy may disqualify you from this treatment. At Knoxville Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, P.C., in Knoxville, TN, we perform dental bone grafts to replace lost tissue and restore your candidacy for implant-supported restorations. Our surgeons can provide several types of bone grafting, allowing you to experience the many benefits of dental implants.
Donor tissue is inserted into the jawbone to replace lost tissue.
Choosing the Right Graft for You
During your initial consultation at our office, we will take x-rays and scans of your jawbone to assess the extent of tissue loss. We can also discuss your needs and preferences to determine the optimal grafting procedure for you. At Knoxville Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, we offer several types of grafts, including:
Socket Preservation Grafts
Performed after a tooth extraction, this type of graft maintains the position of teeth and the density of the jaw until an implant is placed.
Block Bone Grafts
A block bone graft uses tissue from the chin or the back of the jaw to replace large quantities of lost bone.
Ridge Augmentation Grafts
The alveolar ridge is the bone which surrounds tooth roots. Tooth extraction or other damage can affect the ridge, requiring a graft to restore the natural structure.
Insurance rarely covers the cost of dental implants and related procedures, including bone grafting. We offer convenient financing options to place all related implant treatments comfortably within your budget.
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Our Office Locations
We have two office locations in Knoxville, TN.