Dr. Hay and his staff are one of the most talented and caring dental practices I have had the good fortune to experience. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone needing dental services. They go above and beyond to make you feel welcomed and comfortable during your visits.
Strengthen Your Jaw With Bone Grafts in Paducah
Getting dental implants can change your life. You’ll enjoy your favorite meals again and smile without worrying your dentures will slip out of place. However, sometimes you need a procedure to strengthen your jawbone to support these artificial tooth roots. Bone grafts in Paducah can:
- Make you a candidate for implants
- Restore your jawbone and bite strength
- Bring you one step closer to a completely functional smile
- Help your jaw and face look fuller and healthier
- Give you better chewing power so you can enjoy your favorite meals
Call 270-818-8388 for an appointment.
Prepare Your Smile for Implants With a Grafting Procedure
Dr. William E. Hay will only suggest a bone grafting procedure if necessary. It’s typically performed for patients who have significant bone loss in their jaw. While commonly performed for implant procedures, it may also be necessary for other restorative treatments. Dr. Hay will discuss what to expect and give you plenty of time to ask questions.
Here is what you can expect:
- Dr. Hay will do a thorough exam of your mouth. We may also need to take digital X-rays and 3-D scans of your mouth. This allows us to determine the extent of your bone loss and if you’ll benefit from this procedure.
- If bone grafting is right for you, he will place the bone material in your jaw. We will numb your mouth first, so you don’t feel a thing. Dr. Hay minimizes the sting of local anesthesia by using a special technique. We also have an anesthesiologist who can come into our office to administer deep sedation, if desired.
- Your mouth will need time to heal after the bone is in place. Once enough time has passed, you’ll return to our office for your implant treatment.
- Dr. Hay will place the implants in your jaw using a computer-guided procedure. You’ll return one more time for your customized new teeth.
I am so pleased with the amount of time Dr. Hay took to examine my records & my CT scan & explain the next process needed in my care! His entire staff is extremely caring & helpful as well! I will be sharing photos soon! I can’t wait to have a beautiful smile again! Thank you Dr. Hay for the exceptional care I received!
Dr. Hay has put together one of the best office staff and dental associates I have ever encountered. Everyone there is so friendly and down to earth. Dr. Hay and wife Nicky are so kind and thorough if it’s a checkup all the way to dentures. I highly recommend Dr. Hay’s dental practice to anyone. If you are not smiling when you get there; you’ll be smiling when you leave!
I can’t express enough how pleased I am with Dr Hay and his wonderful staff! I couldn’t be happier with my results and also the feeling that I leave with after each visit. They feel like family.
My husband and I have been patients of Dr. Hay since he came to Paducah. I agree with others that the office staff and dental assistant are kind, knowledgeable, and efficient. Dr. Hay is a talented clinician who has earned our trust and respect. Thank you so much!
My experience with smile restoration with Dr Hay has been amazing! He and his staff are super welcoming and accommodating! Dentist for life!
I had a great experience on my visit. Dr. Hay was very caring and gave me valuable information, in addition to a comprehensive check up. They come highly recommended! Thank you again, and see you next time!
I would highly recommend Dr. Hay and his staff, I hadn’t been to the dentist in 15 years because of past bad experiences and I was a nervous wreck going to the dentist. When I walked in I was met by Alisha who is so sweet and calming, then I met Nikki and together they got me calmed down, took my X-rays and then Dr. Hay came in explained everything I needed done and what options I had, I was so happy to hear they offered sedation. I needed lots of work and I was put under sedation, woke up and had a beautiful smile! If you want a dentist office that makes you honestly feel comfortable and relaxed go see Dr. Hay and his staff you will feel completely different about going to the dentist. I no longer have a fear and enjoy going to get a teeth cleaning.
Everyone is so nice!!! If you want to be treated with respect and have someone care about you. Go see Dr. Bay and his staff !!!
A great team of people gave me my smile back. Dr Hay did an amazing job!
A bone graft builds up a thin or weak jawbone. It can fill space left after an extraction, or we can use it to boost the strength of a jawbone battling an infection brought on by gum disease. Your dentist will simply place material along your bone that will encourage new bone growth. While the procedure itself is quick, it will take several months for your bone to respond and heal.
One of the most common reasons for bone grafts is to strengthen a jaw so that it can successfully support implants. The more time that has passed since you’ve lost teeth, the more likely you may need a graft to receive implants. Without tooth roots to provide stimulation, the bone in your jaw begins to shrink – as much as 25 percent in the first year after tooth loss.
When done by a highly skilled dental professional such as your dentist, bone grafts are safe. Dental practitioners have training in this treatment and will do the proper examination before recommending it. It is not a complex procedure and is performed routinely at our practice. We can discuss any possible negative effects with you during the preparation stages.