Dental Bone Grafting in Wheeling, Illinois

Dental bone grafting is an oral surgical procedure that strengthens and adds volume to a person’s jawbone by transferring tissue. Our oral surgeon, Dr. Daniel Y. Kim, DDS, DICOI, uses this technique to treat several conditions, such as gum disease, tooth loss, cleft palate, and other issues that stem from inadequate bone growth. He also utilizes dental bone grafting to make dental implants an option for patients. To consult directly with Dr. Kim about whether this procedure could be helpful for you, contact Northwest Implant Dental Spa. Consultations are free, and we can schedule them at your convenience. 

Call (847) 750-4555 for a Free Consultation on Bone Grafting in Wheeling, IL. 

How Dental Bone Grafting Works

Dental bone grafting involves taking a piece of healthy bone tissue and surgically transferring it into a patient’s jawbone. The new material integrates into the existing bone tissue, stimulating and supporting natural jawbone growth. 

Where Does the Bone Tissue Come From?

The bone tissue can come from four sources:

  • Autogenous: This is bone tissue from a patient’s body.
  • Allograft: Patients can buy bone tissue from a human tissue bank.
  • Xenograft: Patients can also buy animal bone tissue from an animal tissue bank.
  • Alloplast: This is synthetic bone tissue.

The Benefits of Dental Bone Grafting

Dental bone grafting can impact a person’s quality of life by: 

  • Restoring the function and appearance of their teeth. 
  • Replacing missing teeth and improving their ability to chew. 
  • Enhancing how they look and feel by restoring the natural contours of their jawbone. 
  • Keeping further bone tissue deterioration at bay. 
  • Lowering the risks of oral diseases and infections. 
  • Making dental implants possible if they have jawbone loss. 

When to Get a Dental Bone Graft

Dental bone grafting can be a solution for people who have experienced a traumatic jawbone injury, lost adult teeth, or sustained damage to their jawbone because of an infection or disease. It can also prepare a patient’s jaw for dental implants, which require healthy bone tissue to be successful. Additionally, some seek out dental bone grafting to enhance their appearance and improve their jawlines

Commonly Asked Questions

Why might I need a dental bone graft?

Bone grafts are commonly needed when there is insufficient bone mass in the jaw, either due to tooth loss, trauma, or periodontal disease, to support dental implants.

Is dental bone grafting painful?

Local anesthesia is typically used, ensuring the procedure is minimally painful. Post-surgery, mild discomfort is common and can be managed with prescribed or over-the-counter pain medication.

What is the recovery time for dental bone grafting?

Recovery varies but generally takes a few months. Full integration of the graft with existing bone is crucial before proceeding with implant placement.

How long do dental bone grafts last?

With proper care, dental bone grafts can provide long-lasting support for dental implants, often lasting a lifetime.

Ready for a Stronger Jawbone? Contact Us Today! at (847) 750-4555 to schedule your consultation appointment for dental bone grafting in Wheeling. 

Consult with Us About Dental Bone Grafting

Dr. Kim and our team of dental technicians at Northwest Implant Dental Spa know that no two patients are the same. This is especially true for dental bone grafting. The procedure varies from one person to the next, and there are many reasons for getting a bone graft. 

We strive to provide those who turn to us for dental bone grafting in Wheeling, IL, with a high level of personalized care. Our efforts to accomplish this begin with the consultation. Dr. Kim meets with patients one-on-one to learn about their needs and develop a plan to fulfill them. With a plan in place, our team will then get to work, taking the necessary steps to bring the plan to fruition. 

Whatever your reason for needing dental bone grafting, call Northwest Implant Dental Spa today to schedule a free consultation. We proudly serve patients in Buffalo Grove and Evanston from our convenient office in Wheeling. 

Call (847) 750-4555 or reach out to us online

Have Questions?

  • Why are dental implants important?

    Missing teeth can not only affect the look of your smile, they can also be detrimental to the way you speak and eat, as well as cause long-term problems, including shifting teeth and jawbone deterioration. Dental implants restore your smile, helping you regain confidence and preventing potential health issues in the future.

  • Do you offer financing?

    We know that paying in full upfront may be unrealistic for many people which is why we partner with leading financing companies like Lending Club, Lending USA, and CareCredit to offer financing options that fit your budget. These plans include low fixed rates, low monthly payments, no upfront costs, no interest, and extended terms, depending on your needs.

  • How does new dental implant technology benefit patients?
    Northwest Implant Dental Spa employs some of the industry’s best technologies and techniques that help patients get the solutions they need with less recovery time and fewer complications. Implants and other dental prosthetics can be fully customized for comfort and looks, and we are able to employ a faster turnaround time with our in-house dental laboratory. For more details about the devices we use and their advantages, visit our technology page.

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