Dental Bone Grafting in Suwanee, GA
Improve the results of a dental implant treatment
A strong and stable foundation for your smile
Are you considering a dental implant procedure? To maximize the success of this tooth replacement treatment, a solid foundation of healthy jaw bone is essential. Unfortunately, if you’ve been living with missing teeth for many years or experiencing gum disease, your jaw bone may not be up to the task.
Dr. Li may recommend a dental bone graft to ensure your jaw bone is strong enough to support the implant. Schedule an appointment to learn more about saving your smile and improving the strength of your jaw bone.
What is dental bone grafting?
When a tooth is lost, or when you’re suffering from advanced gum disease, the bone beneath the affected area begins to dissolve. Eventually, the jaw bone will be too weak to support a tooth or an implant. That’s when a bone graft becomes necessary.
A bone graft repairs and rebuilds the lost bone through the transplantation of bone tissue. Although bone grafting is a highly specialized procedure, it’s been a staple of implant dentistry for over 40 years.
Is a bone graft always necessary before an implant?
A dental bone graft is not always needed prior to an implant procedure. Using high-tech digital imaging equipment, Dr. Li will conduct a thorough examination to determine if a dental bone graft is necessary.
What causes bone loss?
Bone loss is most commonly seen as a result of lost teeth. Without a tooth, there’s nothing left to preserve the structure of your jaw bone. The result is a slow, steady, and irreversible loss of bone structure. Other possible causes of bone loss include:
- Gum disease
- Mineral deficiencies
- Facial injury
How it works
Meet with Dr. Li
After a 60-minute consultation, you’ll walk away with an expert diagnosis and a plan for the future of your smile.
We’ll perform the graft
We’ll help you know what to expect and ensure your comfort throughout the treatment. In some cases, we can perform the graft and place an implant at the same time.
Feel better fast!
We’ll provide follow-up care instructions and check in with you to make sure you’re doing okay.
Hear from our patients
“Dr. Li and his staff are wonderful – experienced, professional, and caring. From what my friends tell me, I had a much better experience using laser to address my receding gums than they had doing it without laser. And my gums look great!”
— D’Ann R.
“I absolutely love Dr. Li. He cares for his patients and wants the best for them. The staff is warm and friendly, they too make you feel comfortable.”
— Christina I.
“Dr. Li and his entire staff have been absolutely wonderful! This whole experience has been life changing for me! They are top notch!”
— Kelly D.
Suwanee’s leading periodontist
We look forward to serving you
I have personally worked with Dr. Li and can honestly say that all of his care is personal and top notch! I definitely recommend him for any periodontal and implant treatment! — Dr. Matt Johnson
Frequently asked questions
How long does a bone graft take?
The length of dental bone graft procedure varies depending on your needs — we’ll help you know exactly what to expect. Additionally, barring any issues, a dental bone graft treatment can often be done at the same time as your dental implant procedure.
How long does it take to recover from a bone graft?
We’ll help you know what sort of recovery period to expect based on your specific situation. In general, a dental bone graft takes 4-8 months to fully heal, but sometimes longer.
What happens if I get an implant without a bone graft?
If your jaw bone isn’t sufficiently strong, your dental implant is more likely to fail long term.
Are bone grafts painful?
In most cases, a local anesthetic is sufficient to ensure your comfort throughout the bone graft procedure. However, we also offer IV sedation and nitrous oxide options.