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Bone Grafting Dentist in Des Plaines, IL

Restore your smile by visiting the practice of Jeffrey Halpern, DDS. Our surgeon is the only bone grafting dentist in Des Plaines, IL, in part because it's a refined skill that requires extensive training. The process involves replacing a missing bone in the event of jaw or oral trauma, or genetic predispositions. He does this by placing bone grafts in places where little or no bone exists, particularly in implant sites. Bone grafts serve as treatment for everything from congenital defects to traumatic injuries and tumor surgery.

As a reputable facial trauma surgeon in the area, Dr. Halpern has decades of experience and knowledge in the profession. He is able to develop a treatment plan based on your specific needs. No matter where the problem is, we have the state-of-the-art equipment and skill to address the issue. At our dental practice, we offer oral reconstructive surgery that lays a solid foundation for improved speech, eating habits, mouth/jaw comfort, and even restored self-confidence. If you have missing teeth, we can accompany the surgery with dental implants to replace them.

Our primary goal is to improve the function and health of your mouth through dental bone grafts, as well as other procedures. We understand that it’s challenging to have dental problems, but when damage has occurred to the bones in your mouth, it can be alarming. Fortunately, we are able to effectively address the problem and treat dental bone damage. In fact, advanced modern medicine allows us to restore your mouth and your smile. Schedule a consultation and appointment at our practice today to see if you are a good candidate for a bone graft.

Bone Grafting Saves Your Smile

Even major problems can be corrected through oral surgery and bone grafts. Bone grafting is a type of surgery that addresses issues with the jawbone and the bones supporting your teeth. When these bones are damaged or your gums recede due to periodontal disease, sometimes an implant cannot be supported. At that time, we usually recommend bone grafting. The surgery stabilizes the jaw and prevents further bone recession after a tooth extraction, periodontal disease, or other factors.

After the procedure, it takes several months for the bone regeneration process to ensure healthy bone mass. Still, the end result is worth the wait. The procedure involves grafting bone or a strong synthetic substance onto your degenerated bone. We perform this under local anesthesia and ensure our patients have a comfortable experience throughout the process.

Bone-grafted pieces act as scaffolding on which new bone can grow. After placing the new material, we then cover the area with a thin barrier membrane to keep it in place. We then reposition the gum tissue and stitch it up. The precise surgical procedures we follow ensure healthy bone growth. In addition, the surgery prepares your mouth for other dental work later.

Preparing for Dental Implant Surgery

Dental implants have many benefits, but only if you have the jaw bone necessary to support them and keep them in place. If you don’t, all is not lost. Bone grafting is an excellent solution for bone loss. Our bone graft dentist takes a section of bone from another area of your body and grafts it on your jaw bone, or he may use a synthetic composite. The graft creates strong new bone for a stable implant, and you'll be ready for a new tooth or teeth.

Depending on your health and needs, the surgery could be major or minor. Even for minor surgeries, you’ll need to bring a driver with you to make sure you get home safely. We also ask that you refrain from eating or drinking for six hours before your appointment. Most importantly, avoid any and all tobacco. Smoking is one of the worst things you can do after oral surgery. Please let us know if you're on any regular medications and if you have any questions.

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A Trusted Facial Trauma Surgeon

Dental trauma can be caused by anything from falls to auto accidents to severe gum disease. They all pose serious health and cosmetic consequences. Rest assured, our facial trauma surgeon can fix them all. Both he and his dental assistants have all of the latest technology and treatment methods at their disposal, along with years of experience to back them up.

Although these surgeries have high success rates, there is always a possibility of complications. That's why we have emergency line for patients to call. Don't hesitate to let us know as soon as you experience problems. You're always better off getting them taken care of early, so don't wait for them to get worse.

Contact us to find out if you qualify for our oral reconstruction options. Our surgeon performs bone grafts throughout Des Plaines, Arlington Heights, Park Ridge, Rosemont, and Chicago, Illinois, and the surrounding areas.
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"Great job. Teeth checked out great. Better then I was expecting."
—Wilfredo C., Nov 29, 2016