Bone Grafting in Winston-Salem
What is dental bone grafting?
A dental bone graft is a simple procedure where a bone graft, in the form of a sand-like material, is gently added to your jaw in an area where bone is needed. Your own cells recognize the bone graft and grow natural bone around the site. There are many reasons your dentist may recommend a bone graft, including to preserve bone after a dental extraction or to prepare a site for a dental implant
What are the benefits of bone grafting?
Preserve Natural Bone
Bone grafting can be a very valuable service if you have missing teeth, bone, or gum tissue.
Regenerate Bone That Has Been Lost
The goal of any bone grafting procedure is to preserve your body's natural bone or regain bone that has been lost.
Support for Teeth, Implants, Gums, and Facial Appearance
The bone of your jaws is very important, as these structures support your teeth, implants, gums, and facial appearance and enable your speaking and chewing functions.
What is the bone grafting process like?
Bone grafting may sound scary, but in reality it is a simple procedure that only takes a few minutes.
Most bone grafting procedures are completed during the extraction of a tooth or during the placement of a dental implant. This simple, painless procedure often only takes a few extra minutes to place the bone graft material in the extraction site so that your body maintains the bone needed for you to function and smile.
Your own cells use the graft material to grow new, healthy bone.
After the bone graft is placed, your cells will use the graft material to create new, healthy, living bone!
What are common reasons your dentist will recommend bone grafting?
- Preparation for a dental implant during tooth extraction
- Restoration of bone from previous trauma to the teeth or jaws
- Support of existing teeth and gum tissue
What if I am nervous about getting a bone graft?
We use the most effective, pain-free, and up-to-date numbing techniques. During any treatment, Dr. Benton and Dr. Nelson pride themselves on using state-of-the-art techniques to deliver painless numbing. We utilize the latest and most effective techniques for anesthesia.
Calming nitrous oxide (laughing gas) is available. For patients with anxiety, nitrous oxide or “laughing gas” will help eliminate nervousness and promote a more calm, tranquil state of mind.
We offer stress-free sedation dentistry. Dr. Nelson is one of the only general dentists in the Winston-Salem and Piedmont Triad area who is trained and licensed in all forms of sedation dentistry. Patients are always given the option to choose dental sedation during their procedures to guarantee a stress-free experience. In fact, most patients say that going to the dentist was never easier and that they have no memory of the procedure at all!
How much does a bone graft cost?*
The fee for a bone graft at our office is $368. As always, we will work with your dental insurance to make sure your receive the maximum benefit and we offer interest-free payment plans.
Can I afford a bone graft?
We accept and file all dental insurance policies. Our office provides excellent care at an affordable price. We accept and file all dental insurance policies and will fight on your behalf so that you receive the maximum benefit.
Financial plans are available. We offer financing plans that allow you to fit your needs into your budget.
Discounts are offered for patients without dental insurance (cash pay). We also offer discounts to patients without dental insurance or for those who prefer to pay in cash.
*Fees are quoted from our office's January 2021 fee schedule and are subject to change. Changes in fees are typically nominal (less than a 3% adjustment).