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2440 N. Josey Ln, Suite 202
Carrollton, TX 75006
(972) 242-7603

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Denton, TX 76201
(940) 566-7021

651 Cross Timbers Rd, Suite 102
Flower Mound, TX 75028
(972) 434-8050

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Frisco, TX 75034
(469) 489-ROOT


ROOT™ Periodontal & Implant Centers


Serving the Greater Dallas Fort Worth Metro

Dental Bone Graft Serving the Greater Dallas Fort Worth Metro


Dental Bone Graft Dallas Fort Worth

A dental bone graft is a procedure that is performed for patients who require a dental implant for their missing teeth, but do not currently have a sufficient amount of jawbone to support the implant. Jawbone deterioration can occur for a variety of reasons, including congenital defects, gum disease, infection, or trauma. Strategic placing of bone grafting material will typically result in the development of a sufficient foundation within four to nine months, although it is important to be aware that the success of the bone graft is not guaranteed.

At ROOT™ Periodontal and Implant Center, we are committed to ensuring you maintain your bright and healthy smile. We are also proud to provide you with the latest dental technology to ensure that you achieve the long-lasting results that you deserve. If you are interested in learning more about the quality services we offer, or if you have any questions concerning whether or not you are a good candidate for a dental bone graft, contact us today. We are committed to helping you achieve and maintain that bright, healthy smile that you deserve!


At ROOT™ Periodontal and Implant Center, your bright, healthy smile is our top priority. Our experienced team of specialists is invested in meeting all of your dental needs: from calming anxieties to teaching good habits, from periodontal check-ups to dental surgery.

Dr. Patel

Bone Graft Material

There are a variety of materials that can be used for the bone graft. Which material will be used for your bone graft will be based upon the particulars of your case. For some patients, the best material option would be to harvest their own bone, which is typically taken from the mouth or hip. Other patients may benefit from having bone grafts that are made of synthetic materials or taken from cadavers.

Grafting Success

Although there is a high success rate associated with bone grafting, it is important to be aware that not every bone graft will be successful. One of the most common reasons a graft fails is due to an infection developing. Because success is not guaranteed, and because of the lengthy and intensive nature of this procedure, be sure to talk to your periodontist to discuss what you can do to best improve your chances of success.

Dental Bone Graft Process

In order to determine if a dental bone graft is right for you, you will need to schedule an initial consultation, during which we will examine the overall health of your teeth, review your medical history, and determine what treatment options are best suited to your unique needs.

If it is determined that you are a good candidate for a dental bone graft, your procedure will typically begin with a local anesthetic. The type of anesthesia that is used may vary, depending upon the severity of your case as well as your overall sensitivity. Once you are properly numbed, your periodontist will make an incision in your gum in order to access the bone. Next, grafting material (bone from a human or animal donor or
synthetic material) is placed, and is then typically covered by collagen membrane which will promote growth and protect the graft. Once the graft is in place, you will begin the healing process and schedule a follow up appointment to monitor the development of your bone graft. Once the graft has successfully occurred, you can schedule an appointment to have dental implants placed.

Aftercare for Bone Graft

Following your dental bone graft procedure, it is necessary to follow aftercare instructions. It is not uncommon for patients to experience some soreness following the bone graft procedure. To help alleviate this pain, your periodontist will likely suggest OTC pain medication such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen, along with antibiotics to help reduce the risk of developing an infection. It will also be important to avoid brushing the area where the procedure occurred and begin using a soft bristle toothbrush if you are not already.

The initial recovery period for a bone graft is typically around two weeks; however, it typically takes anywhere from three to six months to achieve solid bone mass. Once this has occurred and any implants have been placed and completed the healing process, the most important thing you can do to maximize the benefits and longevity of your dental bone graft is to practice good oral hygiene habits, such as brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing at least once daily, ideally every time you brush your teeth. It is also important to practice proper brushing and flossing techniques. It is equally important to schedule regular checkups with your periodontist at least every six months. By maintaining a consistent oral health care routine, you will significantly reduce your risk of developing additional periodontal issues and will continue enjoying a bright and healthy smile.

Dental Bone Graft Cost

There are a range of factors that can impact the final cost of having a bone graft, such as the severity of your case, any associated procedures that will need to be performed prior to or along with treatment, as well as your insurance plan.

Our team is committed to helping you complete necessary paperwork, schedule appointments, and answer any questions you have concerning billing. For patients who have insurance plans, we do request you submit medical/dental insurance information with your New Patient Paperwork to expedite this process.

Please note: to reduce costs to our patients while still ensuring that we can provide the highest level of care, we have the following financial polices:

  • We accept Discover, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express
  • Full payment is due after services rendered
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Scheduling regular visits to maintain your teeth and gums will actively improve your overall health, and maintaining a bright and strong healthy smile will do wonders for your self-confidence.

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To determine if you have gum disease, your periodontist will measure the space between your teeth and gums. Patients who have pockets that are deeper than the average depth of three millimeters or less will be considered candidates for treating gum disease. Depending upon how severe your case is, your periodontist will suggest a follow up appointment, during which several different treatment options may be recommended.

Pinhole Surgical Treatment

Patients who are suffering from periodontal disease may experience gum recession. If this issue is not treated at an early stage, more complicated and serious problems can develop, as gum recession creates greater exposure of your natural teeth, which creates opportunities for bacteria to build. To address this issue, patients have historically had gum grafting, which involves removing tissue from unaffected areas and then grafting this tissue to the areas that have been affected. This is an effective method for addressing the issue of receding gums, however there is a newer and increasingly popular approach to treating receding gums, which is the Chao Pinhole Surgical Technique (PST).

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Laser Gum Surgery

Laser gum surgery is an advanced treatment option that efficiently and painlessly treats gum disease through the use of a laser. One of the unique aspects of laser gum surgery is that the laser pinpoints and kills bacteria without damaging surrounding gum tissue. Unlike other treatment options, which involve cutting and suturing, patients who have laser gum surgery and treatment performed will have a much quicker healing process.

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Gum Grafting

Patients who have gum recession may consider having a gum graft, a common oral surgical procedure that thickens existing gums and/or covers a tooth root surface in order to prevent further recession from occurring. Gum recession can occur for a variety of reasons, but the most common reason is due to periodontal disease. A gum graft will not only improve the aesthetic appearance of your smile, but will also reduce your risk of developing additional issues.

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Gingival Contouring

Patients who have an imbalanced ratio between their visible gums and teeth have what is commonly referred to as a gummy smile. Gummy smiles can be caused by a range of factors, including bone deterioration, periodontal disease, or genetic predisposition. Regardless of the reason, patients often feel self-conscious about their appearance and will seek to improve this issue by having a gum contouring procedure performed.

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Scaling & Root Planing

Scaling and Root Planing (also known as deep teeth cleaning and deep gum cleaning) is a common method used to address periodontal disease. Scaling refers to the process of removing tartar that has accumulated, either on your teeth or below your gumline. Planing refers to the removal of tartar below the root line. When bacteria is allowed to settle on your teeth for too long, it will eventually mineralize and turn into tartar. The primary difference between plaque and tartar is that plaque can be removed by conventional brushing methods, whereas tartar will need to be removed through the efforts of your periodontist. It is important to schedule regular deep teeth cleaning and deep gum cleaning appointments to prevent periodontal disease from developing.

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Schedule Your Visit Today

At ROOT™ Periodontal and Implant Center, we take your health, confidence, and teeth seriously. Scheduling regular visits to maintain your teeth and gums will actively improve your overall health, and maintaining a bright and strong healthy smile will do wonders for your self-confidence. In addition to recognizing the importance of your oral health, we also understand the importance of your time, which is why we are committed to making every visit to our clinic as efficient as possible.

If you would like to learn more about dental bone grafts and/or see if a dental bone graft is right for you, schedule an appointment or consultation today with our friendly, helpful staff, who can be reached at the following locations: Carrollton: (972) 242-7603; Flower Mound: (972) 434-8050; Denton: (940) 566-7021, or Frisco: (469) 489-ROOT.

We look forward to serving you and your smile and having you on your way as soon as possible!