Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is a procedure used to build back jawbone structure after the bone has deteriorated following the loss or extraction of a tooth. Unless a missing tooth is replaced, the bone socket surrounding it will begin to shrink, making certain procedures like dental implant placement extremely difficult. 

Fortunately, Dr. Hazen has the experience needed to resolve this issue, allowing patients to regrow supportive bone in their jaw or prevent deterioration from occurring in the first place. With bone grafting, our team of experts in Rochester, IN, can bring you the opportunity to undergo life-changing smile procedures, transforming your smile and bringing back the function of your teeth! Contact our office today and learn more about how bone grafting can benefit you!

Platelet Rich Plasma

PRP, or platelet rich plasma, is a substance derived from a small sample of your own blood. This substance stimulates the growth of bone proteins and can be used in a variety of medical procedures to help you recover rapidly while promoting tissue regeneration. When used in dentistry, it can be incredibly beneficial for surgical procedures, such as bone grafting. By utilizing PRP, patients can restore their bone density and have implants placed more quickly and with higher success rates. 

If you are interested in the advantages offered by PRP, we can set up a consultation for you to meet with Dr. Hazen and discuss your options. If you are a proper candidate for the treatment, we will take a 2 oz sample of your blood during this consultation. Plasma in your blood cells will be isolated using a centrifuge and stored until surgery day.

Ridge Augmentation

Ridge augmentation is a procedure used in dentistry to contour and restructure the alveolar ridge following the loss or extraction of a tooth. The alveolar ridge is the bone that surrounds and supports the roots of your teeth. When a tooth is lost, the ridge becomes vulnerable to breakage and may become unable to heal on its own. It’s best to perform ridge augmentation quickly following the removal of the tooth, or else the procedure may need to be repeated. 

The process involves the open tooth socket being packed with bone material and covered with gum tissue. This can take between three to six months to heal. Once the new bone has recovered, the height and width of the patient’s jawbone will be restored, allowing dental implants to be placed. 

Socket Preservation

Socket preservation is a method of preserving bone before it is lost. This is most commonly performed under a controlled scenario, such as a tooth extraction. Although, we encourage patient’s who have recently lost a tooth due to injury, decay, or other cause to seek guidance from our office immediately as socket preservation could still be an option for you. 

Socket preservation is performed using a small, oral bone graft which is placed into the empty socket to stimulate the jaw bone, restricting its recession process. This is a relatively simple procedure that allows the body to naturally promote bone growth and prevent deterioration. Upon healing, the area of tooth loss can be prepared for placing a dental implant.

Trust Your Smile To Our Bone Graft Experts

There’s no doubt that bone grafting can seem invasive and even frightening to some people. When undergoing this treatment, you want to be sure that you’re in good hands. Dr. Hazen has been working in the field of surgical dentistry for over 25 years, performing numerous bone grafting and implant surgeries during that time. 

Our team at Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry of Northern Indiana are not just capable but are also experts at executing these procedures properly! If you’re interested in learning how our team can help with your bone grafting procedure, contact our office today! We will be happy to answer your questions or set you up with an appointment.

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