Expert Rebuilding of Lost Jawbone
Bone loss occurs when teeth are missing. Without the stimulation provided by full-force chewing, the bone in the jaw steadily resorbs back into the body.
Dlight Dental’s resident periodontist (a specialist in the treatment of the bone that surrounds teeth) provides expert bone grafting to build up the area in preparation for dental implant placement.
If you’re considering getting implants, and are concerned that your jaw may be lacking in bone density, contact us for an appointment today. See below for our $99 New Patient Special!
How Bone Grafting Works at Dlight Dental
Bone grafting allows us to thicken and strengthen your jawbone in areas where it may be deficient. Our doctor fills in the area with bone material that serves as a kind of “scaffold” for new bone to grow onto. In most cases, the material we use is a very small amount of bone collected from elsewhere in your body—typically from the iliac ridge of your hip bone. We have found that using a patient’s own bone tissue tends to work the best as there is no chance of rejection, and the living bone will naturally try to heal itself. On occasion, we may need to use artificial or donor bone tissue, but we are still able to provide fantastic results with these options.
We strive to minimize patient discomfort for bone grafting procedures; as a result, our patients are typically fine with just taking over-the-counter pain medication afterward.
$99 New Patient Special
New Patients can take advantage of our New Patient Special Offer and receive a full exam, panoramic X-ray and consultation with our doctors.
- Full oral examination
- Digital panoramic X-ray
- Consultation with the doctor
- Discuss your treatment options
- Get all your questions answered
- Offer applies to cash patients only
Call us today to schedule your appointment or fill out the form to schedule online.
Washington, DC office: 202-933-3099
Rockville, MD office: 301-327-2234
- Loose or broken-down teeth
- Missing teeth
- Wear full or partial dentures
- Periodontal disease
- Pain in or around teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Yellow/dark/discolored teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Cracked or chipped teeth
- Receding or uneven gumline
- Gummy smile
- Sleep Apnea