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Bone Grafting

If you’re missing teeth and lack sufficient bone density for implants, dental bone grafting is the ideal solution. This surgical procedure rebuilds jawbone strength, providing a robust foundation for dental implants.

Our practice specializes in advanced techniques, including block grafting, utilizing larger, solid bone blocks, either autograft or allograft, for cases involving significant bone loss.

Missing teeth can significantly impact your life, affecting both appearance and confidence. At Metrowest Oral Surgical Associates, with locations in Milford, Northborough, and Framingham, MA, we offer state-of-the-art dental bone grafting procedures to rebuild your smile and restore confidence.

Understanding the Need for Bone Grafting

Bone grafting becomes necessary when individuals experience bone loss in their jaw due to various reasons, such as tooth loss, trauma, or periodontal disease. When a tooth is lost or extracted, the underlying jawbone no longer receives stimulation, causing it to resorb or shrink over time. This bone resorption can lead to significant changes in facial structure, affecting both appearance and oral function.

Without adequate bone density, dental implants may not have a stable foundation for support, compromising their success and longevity. Additionally, bone loss can result in adjacent teeth shifting out of alignment, leading to bite problems, gum recession, and increased susceptibility to decay and gum disease.

Bone grafting procedures aim to address these issues by replenishing lost bone tissue, creating a stable foundation for dental implants and preserving facial contours. By restoring bone density, bone grafting not only enhances the success of dental implants but also promotes long-term oral health and facial harmony.

At Metrowest Oral Surgical Associates, our experienced team specializes in advanced bone grafting techniques, providing personalized solutions to meet each patient’s unique needs. Whether you require bone grafting to support dental implants or to preserve jawbone integrity after tooth extraction, we are committed to helping you achieve a healthy, confident smile.

Advantages of Dental Bone Grafting

Dental bone grafting seamlessly integrates dental implants, enhancing both aesthetics and function. By addressing missing teeth, this procedure prevents potential issues such as bone loss, shifting teeth, and gum disease, promoting overall oral health. Our advanced techniques actively prevent jawbone shrinkage, preserving its natural shape and structure.

Successful dental implants rely on robust bone support. Metrowest Oral Surgical Associates’ experienced team and advanced technology ensure the long-term success of your dental implants, providing stability and functionality that mimic natural teeth.

Choose Metrowest Oral Surgical Associates for comprehensive care, advanced technology, and personalized solutions that elevate overall oral health and well-being.

Best Time for Dental Bone Grafting

Determining the optimal time for dental bone grafting depends on various factors, such as the extent of bone loss and treatment goals. In some cases, bone grafting can be performed simultaneously with dental implant placement, reducing overall treatment time and offering a convenient solution.

For proactive patients planning future dental implants, bone grafting is recommended well in advance to allow sufficient integration time. Immediate bone grafting after tooth extraction helps prevent rapid bone loss, preserving the jaw’s natural structure.

What to Expect After Dental Bone Grafting

After a dental bone grafting procedure, patients may experience initial discomfort, swelling, and bruising, which can be managed with prescribed pain management. The healing period typically ranges from a few days to several weeks, during which patients must follow post-operative care instructions diligently.

Over the next few months, the grafted bone integrates with the existing jawbone, strengthening the foundation for future dental implants. Regular follow-up appointments with our team are essential to monitor the healing process and ensure successful outcomes.

Don’t let missing teeth hold back your smile. Contact Metrowest Oral Surgical Associates for a consultation on dental bone grafting. Our expert team creates personalized treatment plans, helping you achieve the smile you’ve dreamed of.

Meet Our Oral Surgeons

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Dr. John P. Ouano

Dr. John P. Ouano received his dental degree from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 1992. Dr. Ouano is a fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. He is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.

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Dr. Wael Youseff

Dr. Wael Youseff received his dental degree from Damascus University and then completed his dental education at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland Ohio. Before private practice, Dr. Youseff was an assistant professor and director of the internship program at the Boston University Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency program.

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Dr. Jennifer Frangos

Dr. Frangos is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. She is part-time clinical faculty at Tufts School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Frangos donates one Saturday per month at the Middlesex Prison in Billerica, MA. Since 2019, Dr. Frangos has sat on the Massachusetts Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Continuing Education Executive Committee.

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Dr. Hamza Atassi

Dr. Hamza Atassi is a specialist in Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a caring surgeon with a gentle chair-side manner who believes every patient should be treated as if they were family. He is committed to providing the highest quality, skillful and personal service that one deserves. Dr. Atassi takes pride in creating a welcoming and comfortable environment for his patients and his mission is to prove that oral surgery does not have to be scary.

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