What Is It Like Recovering from Bone Grafting?
Procedures take place in our Charlotte office, and we will do everything we can to make your visit as comfortable and supportive as possible. If you are receiving a graft and an implant at the same time, the process generally lasts under an hour. We offer both local anesthetic and IV sedation. Whether you choose to be awake or to sleep, you shouldn’t feel anything and our priority is your comfort during your treatment.
Patients usually follow a lighter schedule in the two to three days after surgery. You may experience some swelling but can manage discomfort with Tylenol® and ibuprofen. If your procedure requires suturing, Dr. Ficca will use a dissolvable suture that won’t require in-office removal.
What Is the Cost of Bone Grafting in Charlotte?
Since Dr. Ficca performs different types of bone grafting, prices vary based on the patient’s needs. In general, it costs less to preserve the bone you have instead of restoring the bone you’ve lost. It’s also a more comfortable approach that reduces overall treatment time.
For example, let’s say you have a tooth that you need extracted. Dr. Ficca can remove the tooth and perform a preservation ridge bone graft, preparing the site for a future dental implant. The cost for the graft will be $600-$700.
Now, imagine a different situation: you have a tooth extracted, wait several years, and experience significant bone loss around the missing tooth. A procedure to replace this missing bone — a ridge augmentation or sinus augmentation– will cost about $2,450. You will also have waited much longer to begin the restoration process.
Dr. Ficca and our staff welcome the opportunity to talk with you about bone grafting, implants, and other treatment options. We encourage you to schedule an appointment with our practice to learn more.
Contact Metrolina Periodontics & Implant Dentistry online or by calling our office in Charlotte at (704) 544-2224.