Dental bone graft Ottawa
We offer dental bone grafts to support and maintain a healthy jaw and smile. Book a visit to find out if a bone graft is right for you.
Prevent bone loss and restore your smile
A dental bone graft is a simple and convenient procedure to replace lost bone and strengthen your jaw. Bone grafts also help your body regrow new bone, keeping your smile resilient and your facial structure intact.
At Merivale Dental Centre, we use sterilized bone material from a tissue bank, rather than harvesting it from elsewhere in your body. This allows us to perform dental bone grafts on site in our Ottawa dental office—no need for a trip to the hospital.
Why get a dental bone graft?
A dental bone graft may be needed to prevent jawbone loss after a tooth extraction.
There are several other reasons that a person may need a dental bone graft, including:
A dental bone graft helps strengthen the jawbone, so that it’s able to support a dental implant for years to come.
Missing teeth lead to bone loss, which causes issues with nearby teeth and gums. A bone graft helps keep your whole smile healthy.
Advanced gum disease
Gum disease can lead to bone loss in the jaw. A bone graft replaces lost bone and prevents further damage.
Jawbone loss from age, osteoporosis, or injury, can change the shape of your face. Bone grafts help improve and maintain your natural facial structure.
Benefits of a dental bone graft
- Improves chewing and speech.
- Supports a dental implant, crown, or denture.
- Maintains facial bone structure.
- Prevents pain and muscle dysfunction.
- Prevents further bone and tissue loss.
- Prevents nearby teeth from shifting.
- Helps the body to regrow new bone.
- Strengthens the jaw and teeth.
A bone graft is a minimally invasive procedure that can be done in our Ottawa dental office. We welcome new patients for dental bone grafts and any other dental concerns you may have.
Is a dental bone graft safe?
With autograft bone grafts, which use bone from your own body, there is little to no safety risk. Bone grafts that use donated materials also involve minimal risk. This is because donated bone materials go through rigorous screening and processing. Home care after the procedure is a key aspect of preventing infection and ensuring a safe recovery.
How much does a dental bone graft cost in Ottawa?
The cost of a dental bone graft varies depending on the condition of your jawbone and the type of bone material used. If your own bone is used, the cost will be substantially higher because it involves two surgeries and a possible hospital stay. At our Ottawa dental office, we perform bone grafts using sterilized, donated bone material, which is a more affordable investment. Necessary bone grafts may be covered partially or in full by dental insurance.
How long does it take to heal after a dental bone graft?
A bone graft is a minimally invasive procedure that requires little downtime. You should feel back to normal within a week, however bone regeneration will continue for several months.
Does a dental bone graft hurt?
Your dentist will administer local anesthesia to numb the area, so that your dental bone graft is as pain-free as possible. In some cases, dental sedation may be used to put you to sleep. You will likely feel some soreness and discomfort in the days following the procedure, but this can usually be managed with a cold compress and over-the-counter pain relievers.
Where does the bone come from?
The material for a dental bone graft can come from different sources, including your own body, or an animal or human donor. At Merivale Dental Centre, we use sterilized bone material from a tissue bank.
New to our clinic? What to expect
1. Book a visit
We’re always here to help you reach your healthy smile goals. The first step is to give us a call at 613-224-1393 or book a visit online.
2. First visit
During your initial visit, one of our friendly Ottawa dentists will perform an exam and come up with the right treatment plan for your needs.
3. Your smile, your choice
We know that coming to the dentist can be intimidating. We’ll help put you at ease, so you can make empowered choices about your oral health.
We want to meet you
Our team of trusted dental professionals is ready to help you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. We welcome new patients for bone grafts in Ottawa.