Bone Grafting

Bone Grafting in Mankato, MN

At Southern Minnesota Implant Center, we offer many services including Bone Grafting. Typically, Bone Grafting is closely associated with patients who choose to have dental implants placed. The success of many Dental Implant treatments can be attributed to the depth, width and height of a patients jawbone. If a jaw bone is thin, receded or has sustained major damage, the post of the dental implant will be supported properly and that is why a Bone Graft would be recommended by Dr. Flack or Dr. Schuck

Why Would I Need A Bone Graft?

There are several why you might a Bone Graft might be the best option for you. During your initial consultation with Dr. Flack or Dr. Schuck, we may recommend a Bone Graft as part of your treatment. Some of those reasons might be:

  • Thin Jaw Bone
  • Damaged Jaw Bone
  • Receding Jaw Bone

What Should I Expect?

After your initial examination, Dr. Flack or Dr. Shuck will then commence treatment on the affected area of the jaw bone. Although a bone graft may make many patients feel uneasy, rest assured, our doctors are experts. First thing is first, our doctors will have to determine the best type of bone graft treatment for your particular condition.

  • Autogenous - Harvested from the patient’s own body (usually from the posterior part of the lower jaw or the chin). This method is usually preferred because it produces the most predictable results.
  • Allograft - Cadaver or synthetic bone
  • Xenograft - Cow bone

The bone grafting procedure can often take several months to complete. Bone is typically harvested from your own body (or on rare occasions obtained from a “bone bank”) and added to the affected site. This bone will fuse with the existing bone and the migration of cells will cause firm adhesion and cell growth. Supplementing the jaw with bone will result in greater bone mass to help support and anchor the implant(s).

Follow Up Care and Recovery

Most patients can return to work and their normal daily activities 48 hours after their procedure, although each procedure can be different. Please be sure to ask our staff if you have any particular activities that may be strenuous or out of the ordinary. Normal recovery periods after this procedure can range between a few days to a few weeks depending on the type of strains you have endured. It can take some patients longer to fully recover. To help with the healing process, we always recommend getting as much rest as possible and eating soft food for a few days. Medication will be prescribed to you, and you should always follow the doctor's instructions post-surgery.

​Learn About Our Doctors

Our team at Southern Minnesota Implant Center understands that extensive experience with Dental Implant Treatment matters to our patients. When you visit our office, we want you to be confident in our knowledge and expertise when it comes to implant dentistry. Dr. Flack and Dr. Schuck have an abundance of experience in treating patients with dental implants and we invite you to visit Our Doctors page so you can learn more about what separates our practice from other dental offices in Minnesota.

If you have any questions, please contact our office at (507) 625-0282. We look forward to meeting you and offering you the treatment you deserve!

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