Bone Loss Occurs Immediately After Tooth Loss

Bone loss in the jaw bone is common when one or more teeth have been lost due to injury, decay, or trauma. Without the tooth in place to stimulate the jaw bone, the bone around the missing tooth will begin to deteriorate.


Click to View The Stages of Bone Loss

Restore Your Facial Appearance Now!

It is common to experience bone loss around the teeth as a result of progressive disease, infection or trauma. However, bone loss can limit our ability to restore your smile using methods like dental implants or implant supported dentures.

We offer bone augmentation and bone grafting procedures to replace lost bone. Bone grafting can also restore the proper facial contours where bone is missing in the font of the mouth.

Learn More About Bone Loss

Schedule Your Appointment Now!

Healthier Bone Levels with a Dental Bone Graft in Laurel, MD

When you lose a tooth, bone loss will usually occur at the site of your missing tooth. Over time, this can result in significant changes in bone volume. Bone grafts may be necessary to augment the bone in order to preserve the facial structure or to ensure the successful integration of dental implants. If you are considering dental implants and have experienced bone loss, schedule a consultation with Laurel Laser Dentistry for a dental bone graft in Laurel, MD. There are three types of bone grafts, differentiated by the source of the donor tissue:

  • Autogenous: Donor tissue is collected from the patient’s own body.
  • Allograft: Grafting material is obtained from a bone bank.
  • Xenograft: Donor material is harvested from a bovine source.


The Placement of an Autogenous Bone Graft in Laurel, MD

Bone grafts are performed with local anesthetic, numbing the area at both the collection site and the treatment site. We will make an incision at the treatment site to determine the amount of bone needed for augmentation before making an incision at the collection site. Donor tissue is usually harvested from the chin and accessed from inside the mouth, under the front teeth, to avoid visible scarring. We will remove the necessary bone tissue and some marrow and then close the incision.

The donor tissue will be inserted at the treatment site and held in place with screws made of titanium, a biocompatible material, while it fuses with the existing bone tissue. A mixture containing bone marrow may also be placed at the site to facilitate the healing process, and the incision will be sutured closed. Your bone graft will take several months to properly integrate and if performed in preparation for dental implants, your dental implant surgery will not be scheduled until healing is complete.

Allograft and xenograft procedures are similar in method to autogenous grafts, but do not require the second surgical site for tissue collection. For more information on bone grafting procedures in Laurel, MD, contact Laurel Laser Dentistry today.

A Bone Grafting Testimonial

About Us

Everyone's ideal smile is different. At Laurel Laser Dentistry, our doctors will discover your preferences and take your whole appearance into consideration. We can then provide you not only with an attractive smile but the one that suits you best.

Contact Us

Laurel Laser Dentistry - Dr. Gita Tajick 
9101 Cherry Lane, Suite 202
Laurel, MD 20708
Office phone: (301) 776-3300

Office Hours

Monday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:30am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:30am - 1:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed