Dear Valued Patient of D&P Dentistry, 


We are happy to report that we are able to start the process of a soft reopening as of May 11th.  However, there will be many policy changes made within the office that will be utilized at least for the first several weeks of as we adapt to these uncertain times.  We will be seeing patients at half capacity in order to practice optimum infection control, social distancing and also to control the burn rate of our personal protective equipment as it will still not be readily available in the future. 


 If you have an upcoming appointment and plan to reschedule PLEASE call us asap! As we are continuing to work on the schedule and accommodate everyone. The following are important steps patients should be informed of...


1.  Please arrive promptly for you appointment, remain in your car and call the office at (352) 331-4626 when you arrive.  
2.  Please wear your face covering or mask in the office (pursuant to the state of Florida office of the governor executive order number 20-11 and Alachua County Commissioner. 
3. A staff member will meet you at your car where you will be screened. We will check your temperature and pulse ox and have you fill out a questionnaire.  
4. We will take you straight back to the treatment room for your procedure. 
5. We ask that anyone accompanying you remain in the car. 


  * Please bring a jacket or blanket if you normally get cold! The temperature will be down and we will be wearing added gear. 


While some things seem so different we hope you find comfort knowing that at we are taking all necessary steps to protect our patients and staff.  Under all the masks and face shields the same familiar faces you are used to seeing will be taking care of you! 
                           

Thank you for your support!

 D&P Dentistry Team
 

We will continue to provide updates as needed. 

Bone Grafting

Facial trauma, unchecked gum disease, and tooth loss can result in jawbone recession, making it difficult to qualify for dental implants.

Bone grafting is a procedure designed to add volume and density to the jawbone and reestablish your candidacy for implant placement.

Let's take a closer look at how bone grafting works...

Grafted Bone Can Function Like Natural Bone Tissue

Bone grafting can help replace missing teeth.
Using a biocompatible grafting material or tissue from another part of your body, bone grafting can repair a compromised smile and create a stable foundation for dental implants.

Bone grafting can protect your smile after tooth extraction.
After removing a tooth, the jawbone can deteriorate. By packing the tooth socket with grafting material, a bone graft can prevent tissue loss.

Treatment has a high success rate.
Studies have shown that dental implants placed in grafted tissue have similar success rates to implants placed in natural bone. 

Bone Grafting

Everyone Should Have Access to Dental Implants

*According to ORAL & Implantology.

Dental implants placed in grafted bone tissue have shown outstanding success rates, similar to those of implants placed in natural bone.

Restoring Bone Tissue Involves Surgery? That sounds painful...

Thanks to careful planning and minimally invasive techniques, bone grafting is predictable and results in minimal discomfort. In addition to local anesthetic, which numbs the treatment area, your dentist may be able to provide sedation. Options such as nitrous oxide, oral medication, and intravenous sedation are safe and reliable.

Bone grafting replaces deficient jawbone areas with healthy bone tissue, creating a stable foundation for your new dental implants. 

The Bone Grafting Process

Your dentist will conduct imaging to assess the quality and quantity of your bone tissue and decide where the bone grafts are needed. 

On the day of surgery, your dentist will create an incision in your gums and carefully place the synthetic grafting material or autologous bone tissue in the recessed jawbone. 

Your dentist will close the surgery site with sutures. 

You will be sent home to recover and should be fully healed within approximately three months. 

When your bone tissue is healed, your dentist will schedule your implant surgery. 

Restore Your Health & Appearance

To qualify for a bone graft, you must be healthy enough for surgery. Your dentist can work with you to determine which type of grafting material will produce the best results. If you want to enjoy the benefits of dental implants without undergoing bone grafting, ask your dentist if they offer All-on-4® or mini implants. These treatments often do not require preparatory procedures such as bone grafting.

Bone grafting can renew your eligibility for dental implants and improve the structure of your jaw. If you are missing teeth, schedule an appointment today and find out whether you need a bone graft.

D&P Dentistry

The team of dental professionals at D&P Dentistry provides exceptional dental work and patient education to help you and your family achieve your best smiles. Our doctors are affiliated with:

  • American Dental Association
  • Alachua County Dental Association

To schedule an appointment at our Gainesville, FL, office, please contact us online or call (352) 331-4626.

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