Understanding Bone Graft Surgery

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Dr. Anne Nicholas and her team of specialists here in Palm Desert realize that not everyone is aware of all the wonderfully beneficial treatments we have available that will improve your smile, as well as your overall oral health. That’s why our team is happy to discuss these dental procedures with you and to address any questions or concerns that you may have.

Bone graft surgery is an effective surgical procedure that is used to restore the patient’s smile by building up bone structure, allowing for the placement of dental implants. Having strong bone structure is crucial to providing your teeth with support. This popular surgical treatment is used to reverse bone loss that has been caused by afflictions such as periodontal disease or tooth loss.

Depending on the particulars of your case, Dr. Nicholas and her team of specialists will be able to give you an evaluation of your bone structure, and then they will work hard to repair any damage that has been caused to your oral health due to that bone loss.

The grafting procedure consists of Dr. Nicholas and her team of specialists taking bone from another area of your body (or sometimes from another donor’s body) and applying that bone onto the required area of the mouth. This process is beneficial and effective because it provides a solid foundation for the jaw, which yields excellent results when patient’s smile restoration is complete. Like any procedure, there is a recovery time, but we want you to know that our team is here to assist you in every way we can!

We also want you to understand that Dr. Nicholas has the experience and the education to serve you well. She is a Diplomate of the International Congress of Implantology. She is also a fellow of the Misch Implant Institute. And Dr. Nicholas is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, the Academy of Implant Dentistry and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation. We are very proud that Dr. Nicholas is at the helm of our office.

If you’d like to learn more about bone graft surgery, contact Dr. Anne Nicholas and her team of specialists who are serving Palm Desert, La Quinta, Indian Wells, Rancho Mirage and the surrounding areas of the Coachella Valley at the Palm Desert Center for Advanced Periodontics, Cosmetic, Sedation and Implant Dentistry. They can be reached by phone at 760-851-0314 or at their office in Palm Desert, California.