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Oral trauma, illnesses, and poor hygienic practices can lead to more than missing teeth or bad-smelling breath. Over time, these issues can lead to the deterioration of the jaw bone. While this might go unnoticed for some, those who wish to replace their missing teeth with dental implants must first undergo a bone graft.

When those in the GTA and surrounding areas need to restore their jaw bone, there is only one professional they trust-and that is Dr. Suzanne Caudry. With decades of experience and countless accolades to Dr. Caudry's name, you will find no one better suited to serve you.

Have you decided that now is the time to address oral trauma and bone loss? Feel free to contact (416) 928-3444 at your convenience.

What Is a Bone Graft?

Many of us only hear about bone grafts in the context of intensive surgeries in hospitals. As effective as bone grafts might be in the repairing of arms and legs, bone grafts are also regularly performed in oral clinics like Dr. Caudry’s. We perform dental bone grafts in areas of the jaw where bone loss has occurred in an effort to add bone density and volume.

Why is it good for the jaw to have optimal bone density? Without adequate bone within the jaw area, individuals are susceptible to all sorts of oral health issues. Teeth may shift, infections might arise, and the jaw will be vulnerable to breakage.

These are just a few of the reasons people inquire about bone grafts. One of the most significant reasons has to do with dental implants. When someone loses a tooth and decides not to replace it with a dental implant, the area of the jawbone in question deteriorates. Without adequate bone throughout the jaw, an individual may not be able to undergo future dental implant procedures. Should the individual decide they want dental implants, they will first have to receive a bone graft.

Thankfully, Dr. Caudry and her dream team staff are the most exceptional dental oral surgeons in the Greater Toronto Area. With years of experience to her name and staff like no other, we perform bone grafts with unrivaled care. We make sure that our patients get the treatment they need.

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Bone Grafts: Improving Oral Health

Day after day, we hear from patients who wish to improve their oral health. They want to address their missing and damaged teeth, but have been told that they need a bone graft before undergoing dental implant surgery. In times such as those, patients might feel a little nervous about the long road ahead-but that is no reason to be alarmed. Professionals like those at our facility perform bone graft procedures on a regular basis.

At the facilities of Dr. Caudry, we don't specialize in one aspect of periodontics. Instead, we are skilled in numerous facets. From non-surgical periodontal disease treatment to oral surgery and dental implant rescue, Dr. Caudry and her dream-team staff do it all. One of our finest specialties is the dental bone graft procedure.

When people think of bone grafts, they don't always think of oral surgery. They think of intensive hospital procedures that surgeons only perform under special circumstances. In reality, bone grafting is one of the most sought-after specialties of Dr. Caudry and her team. It is an incredibly popular procedure-moreover, it is more straightforward than one might think. With each passing year, we add another roster of satisfied patients to our lengthy list of successes.

A dental bone graft is a surgical procedure performed to enhance the bone in the jaw. For reasons related to oral trauma and unaddressed tooth loss, the jaw bone might have deteriorated over time. A bone graft strengthens the jaw bone and ensures that the jaw can handle the placement of a dental implant while reducing the risk of future deterioration.

Procedures like this are not rarities in the world of periodontics. Bone grafts are more popular than people might think. While many people might associate bone grafts with reconstructive surgeries in the wake of an accident, many periodontists perform grafts to prepare a patient's teeth, gums, and jaw for a dental implant.

Why are bone grafts necessary to the dental implant procedure? The reason is quite simple. Many people need healthy bones in their jaw before undergoing implant placement surgery. Strong bones ensure that the implant remains in place. Think of the bone graft as the strong foundation for all future work your periodontist performs.

Bone Grafts are Common

Just because you might not have heard of bone grafts until recently does not mean there are uncommon. The truth could not be any more different. Bone grafts are incredibly common, and they are only increasing in popularity as more people make the decision to improve their oral health.

Just how common are bone graft procedures in this day and age? They are more prevalent than you might think. As many as 50% of the people who undergo dental implant surgery undergo a bone graft procedure beforehand. Needless to say, we are well-practiced and ready to carry out these procedures whenever necessary. You will not have a thing to worry about with Dr. Caudry at the helm-and that is a promise.

Working with Dr. Caudry puts every patient at ease. With hundreds upon hundreds of successful surgeries to her name, you can rest easy knowing that Dr. Caudry and her staff have refined their approach in every way possible. The wonders of computer-guided surgery have only simplified the process for us. As the years go by, we are confident that Dr. Caudry will continue to make leaps in her field.

Popular Reasons for Bone Grafts

There is more than one reason why someone might need a bone graft. Perhaps the bone graft procedure is necessary for the placement of a dental implant or you want to ensure your jawbone remains as strong as possible. Whatever your reasons or concerns, we want you to know that we perform these procedures with great care. It won't take long for you to see the numerous benefits of your bone graft.

Do you want to save yourself from future dental troubles? Do you want to alter the contours of your jaw for cosmetic or practical reasons? If so, you are in luck. Professionals perform dental bone grafts for a variety of reasons.

While many of our patients undergo bone graft surgery so they can later receive dental implants, there are other reasons people might want a bone graft. Bone grafting is popular in the field of cosmetic dentistry, as well.

Bone grafting is a treatment that recreates the natural volume and contours of the bone supporting our teeth. There are three major indications for the build-up of bone (bone grafting):

For aesthetics, to improve contours around teeth and/or maintain the shape of a young, healthy face.

To prevent excessive bone loss after an extraction (ridge preservation),

To replace lost bone (bone reconstruction).

We perform bone graft procedures for a wide variety of reasons. No matter your situation or concerns, you'll find no one better suited to serve you than Dr. Caudry and company. We will make sure your bone graft procedure goes as smoothly as possible. From the initial consultations to the recovery stages of the surgery, we will give you nothing short of the finest care possible.

One of the reasons bone grafts are so common is that they're performed for various reasons. At our facilities, we are more than willing to review your case. A thorough consultation will help us determine whether you might benefit from a bone graft at this point in your life. Book your consultation at your leisure. You will be surprised how much ground we can cover in a brief consult.

The Bone Graft Procedure

How do we succeed in replacing lost bone or stopping bone atrophy? Well, there are a variety of ways professionals go about this. At the facilities of Dr. Caudry, however, we embrace the wonders of the synthetic graft process. The synthetic graft process is cutting-edge and promises nothing short of the finest results possible. With an incredibly high success rate, we can perform the procedure and have you ready for the next stages of the dental implant placement process in little time at all.

About Our Approach

No two periodontal clinics are alike. Some facilities simply have greater surgical capabilities than others, thanks to the cutting-edge technologies available to them. Dr. Caudry’s facility is one of those facilities. Over the years, we have amassed some of the most state-of-the-art intraoral scanners and more. Our far-reaching capabilities allow us to streamline the consultation and surgical processes with ease. We are proud of the work we perform.

There are various ways that periodontists might approach the bone graft procedure. Here, we take the approach that prioritizes the overall comfort of the patient. Every aspect of Dr. Caudry's practice is calibrated with patient comfort in mind. We believe that putting the patient at ease and eliminating needless discomfort should be the top priority of any periodontist.

Our approach to the dental implant process differs from others. Rather than grafting bone material from the subject's own body (the autograft) we forgo the need for multiple surgical sites altogether. Relying on protein-based biocompatible materials and allografts, we give your jaw the best chance possible to grow and strengthen itself. Under ideal circumstances, a bone graft procedure can ready a patient for a new dental implant in several months' time.

Would you like to learn more about dental bone reconstruction and graft procedures? Do not hesitate to contact our facilities today. We'll be more than happy to explain our processes and help schedule an appointment for you.

Why Do I Need a Bone Graft?

Are you unsure whether or not you need a bone graft? Have you been told you do need one, but you are not quite sure why? If so, we have the answers needed to put your mind at ease.

A patient might need a bone graft because an unexpected incident might have damaged their jaw. In cases such as these, the need for a graft might be quite urgent. In most cases, however, patients require a bone graft to rebuild their jaw after long-overlooked issues related to jawbone atrophy, gum disease, and tooth loss.

Feel free to direct any other questions to our staff. Dr. Caudry’s dream team is always available to address the questions and concerns of people in our community. All you have to do is contact us.

Bone Grafts to Treat Gum Disease

Over the years, we have treated patients who suffer from all sorts of ailments and oral health issues. Some of these patients live with gum disease. They come to us to put an end to the deterioration of bone throughout the jaw. Through the magic of ongoing oral care and dental bone grafts, we can put an end to bone loss. Let us be the ones to treat your gum disease.

Since opening our facilities many years ago, we have helped many of our patients overcome the hardships associated with gum disease (periodontitis). In some cases, a patient's gum disease may progress so far as to put their teeth and jaw at risk. We can manage gum disease through proper oral care and bone grafts, making sure it does not lead to further bone loss.

We speak with many patients who are unaware of just how necessary a bone graft is to their oral health. The reason periodontists and other health professionals might recommend a bone graft vary. It is generally understood that an individual stands the best chance of maintaining oral health if their jaw bone remains in its original form. In short, restoring bone mass to the jaw helps patients avoid unwelcome diseases and oral issues.

Many patients of ours feel comfortable knowing a little about our approach to the bone graft procedure. They are able to discard misinformation and replace it with detailed knowledge about the surgical processes themselves. The more they know, the more comfortable they feel on the day of surgery.

Do you have questions about the bone graft procedure? If so, we invite you to ask them. At the facilities of Dr. Caudry, we take time to address all of the concerns of our clients, no matter what they might be. All you have to do is ask your questions and we will answer them.

What Causes Bone Loss?

Most often, bone loss stems from tooth loss. When an individual loses a tooth, the bones intended to keep teeth in place may gradually wear away. Thankfully, through the advent of innovative safe surgical procedures, professionals like Dr. Caudry can restore the jaw bone. Even with the best dental care, trauma, decay, failed root canals, and advanced periodontal disease can lead to tooth loss. The loss of bone and gum tissue following tooth removal often results in an inadequate foundation for oral reconstruction. This unsightly appearance can make you look older, but more importantly will limit your future options of tooth replacement.

Today, there are effective techniques that can prevent or greatly reduce the bone and soft tissue loss that normally occurs with tooth loss. Bone grafting is a simple procedure. It involves placing grafting material directly into the site following tooth removal. The Allograft - a safe, biocompatible material - aids the body in preserving existing bone and in making new bone.

Benefits of a Bone Graft

For those who are uneasy about sitting in the dentist's chair, it can be hard to see the benefit of a bone graft. Rest assured, there are numerous long-term and short-term benefits to this restorative surgical procedure. At the facilities of Dr. Caudry, you'll reap these benefits and more.

Restoring Bone, Restoring Confidence

For some of our patients, the loss of jaw bone has altered their appearance. For others, simply the loss of teeth has made them insecure and unwilling to share their smile with the world. A bone graft can restore your jaw bone to its former glory, while also setting the stage for future dental work. After your bone graft has healed, we can proceed with planning your dental implant surgical procedure. With the help of computer-guided dentistry-a specialty of Dr. Caudry and her team-your dental implant surgery will go as smoothly as possible. Do you find yourself short on confidence because of missing teeth? Let us rebuild your jaw so you can regain your confidence.

Stop Atrophy in its Tracks

Bone atrophy usually occurs within the first three years after tooth extraction. Not only will jaw bone deteriorate, but you might also see a change in how you chew your food or speak. What's more, the remaining teeth in your mouth will likely shift. With a bone graft, you can stop these issues in their tracks.

Bone loss leads to more bone loss. To stop atrophy in its tracks and restore your jaw, a bone graft is the right choice. With Dr. Caudry at the helm of your grafting procedure, you'll get nothing but the finest results possible

Bone Graft Procedure: What to Expect

Treatment takes approximately one hour. It involves the removal of the tooth, careful debridement and the reconstruction of bone using Allografts (from donor bone material). Allografts are the most advanced biocompatible materials. Other materials are available and can be discussed during your treatment plan. The great advantage of including bone grafting with an extraction is that there is nearly no risk of dry socket or infection because the extraction socket is covered.

After the procedure, your body should begin the natural process of healing and forming new bone. Although new bone will begin to form within the first few weeks after grafting, several months will be required to form the bone density necessary for additional dental procedures such as the placement of dental implants.

Tips for Tending to Your Bone Graft

While the bone graft procedure may not take much time, the post-surgical recovery period can last several days. Prior to your dismissal, we will outline the ways you can care for your teeth and gums at home in the following days.

Change Your Gauze Regularly

During the first crucial hours of the post-surgical period, you will need to bite on gauze for 20 minutes. This usually ensures that bleeding will be controlled.

Steer Clear of Rinsing

Every dutiful patient wants to take care of their teeth after procedures like these-and we don't blame them. That said, there are some cleaning methods you should steer clear of during the initial few days of recovery. One of these methods is rinsing. Be sure to avoid intensive rinsing during this period, as you run the risk of dislodging the healthy clot that covers the surgical area.

How Long Is the Recovery Period?

Despite the sophisticated nature of this surgical procedure, the recovery period is not as long as one might expect. The most crucial period of recovery comes to a close in as little as two weeks, in fact. For those who are hoping to receive a dental implant in the future, they may have to wait several months for sufficient bone growth. After we have determined that the graft has successfully strengthened the bone, we will proceed with the implant placement procedure.

Oral Surgery done Dr. Caudry's Way

We take pride in our cutting-edge approach to oral surgery. In our facilities, we blend the refined modes of patient care with the latest innovations in surgical technology. Our forward-thinking approach ensures patients receive nothing short of the finest care possible today. From digital dental impressions to computer-guided surgery, every aspect of the patient experience has been optimized with you in mind.

Putting Patients At Ease

Many people feel overcome with nervousness when they enter a dentist's office. Having treated countless patients over the decades, we have come to anticipate these sorts of feelings. When you walk into our facilities, we promise tranquility and comfort at every turn. We will answer all your questions, address all your concerns, and so much more. Patient-centered care is our top priority.

We understand the reasons why many people may feel wary about visiting the dentist or oral surgeon. People don't like spending time in the dentist's chair if they can avoid it, after all.

At our facilities, we have utilized the most cutting-edge technologies, and we've done so only to improve the overall patient experience.

From the grafting process to the implant placement procedure, we will treat you to an experience like no other. We promise less time in the dentist's chair, less discomfort, and more.

A High Success Rate

As far as bone graft surgeries go, they are one of the most straightforward surgeries undertaken by professionals today. We can credit their high success rate to the periodontists who have made countless innovations in our field. Without professionals like Dr. Caudry, we would not be able to promise such incredible results.

At the facilities of Dr. Caudry, we only perform surgeries and procedures that we feel confident in. We would never think of introducing a procedure that had a low success rate, and we'd never want to subject a patient to a needless procedure. If you are worried about the success rate of our dental bone grafting, we are here to put those concerns to rest.

Many of our patients are curious about the success rate of bone grafts. In today's world-and in our facilities-bone grafting is little more than a routine procedure with a high rate of success. After we complete the bone grafting procedure, we will teach you how to properly care for the surgical site at home. In as little time as several weeks, new bone will begin to form. After several months, you will have achieved optimal bone density. With your newly restored jaw bone, you will be ready for dental implants or whatever the future has in store.

The high success rate of bone graft procedures and our team's commitment to excellence ensures you'll get nothing but the finest results possible. Dr. Caudry doesn't just work with the finest equipment-Dr. Caudry is one of the finest oral surgeons in the GTA and beyond. You won't just see typical results. You will see excellent results.

That said, not everyone may be a candidate for a dental bone graft. Despite the attractive success rate of this procedure, there are those who are medically compromised and this procedure may not be indicated.

Is a Bone Graft Right for Me?

Many people have gone years-or even decades-without visiting an oral health professional. Their lack of time in the dentist's chair leaves them thinking that they can manage their periodontal issues on their own. They can chew their food with minimal difficulty after losing several teeth, and they hardly notice that they have lost any bone in their jaw.

Unfortunately, many of the problems associated with jawbone loss may take some time to manifest. Insufficient bone support in the jaw can also impede future periodontal procedures. Don't tell yourself that you are ineligible for bone graft surgery before you seek out the opinion of a professional. You might be surprised what you learn from your dentist or Dr. Caudry.

Are you unsure whether you are a worthy candidate for this procedure? Schedule a consultation at our facilities. Depending on your bill of health, we may be able to devise a treatment plan that will bring your oral health to sufficient levels.

Learn More About Bone Grafts

Do you find yourself with more questions about bone grafts? Luckily, we have the answers-and we are always available to speak to a new patient. Contact the facilities of Dr. Caudry at your leisure to speak with a member of her incredible staff. We will answer whatever questions you have. If needed, we will even outline the steps needed to secure the wonderful bone grafting services of Dr. Caudry.

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