Bone Grafting

Rice_Sedation2Dr. David Rice does incredible work giving his St. Charles area patients beautiful, healthy smiles with general and cosmetic dentistry. Sometimes, though, a smile may need more than a simple cleaning or teeth whitening.

Do you have missing teeth? Have you been told you are unable to receive dental implants because your jawbone isn’t tall or wide enough? Dr. David Rice has helped many Elgin restorative dentistry patients renew their smiles by using a bone graft for dental implants.

A dental bone graft is a procedure that allows patients with jawbone loss to still enjoy the benefits of dental implants. During a dental bone graft procedure, bone and tissue is grafted (or added) on to your jawbone. Over time, this material works with your body’s bone-building cells to form new bone.

When you come in to David Rice DDS for a dental implant consultation, Dr. Rice will assess your jawbone and see if bone grafting is the answer for you.

Am I A Dental Bone Graft Candidate?

Age is one qualifying factor. As we grow older, we automatically start to lose bone density. We also lose bone where teeth have been extracted or have experienced gum disease or trauma.

A simple CT scan, done in our Elgin, IL office by our skilled team, will let you know right away if you require bone grafting for your restorative dental procedures.

How Long After Bone Grafting Will It Take To Grow New Bone?

After the dental bone graft is placed, new bone growth typically takes 3-6 months. Dental implants can then be placed 4-9 months after that to ensure the new bone material is healthy and strong.

Although a bone graft for dental implants is not a quick fix, the majority of our patients consider this process to be a very worthwhile procedure because it allows them to have a more permanent smile that looks and functions just like their real teeth.

Bone Grafting Materials

There are a few different options when receiving a bone graft for dental implants.

  • Autograft – This procedure involves taking bone from your own body
  • Allograft – An Allograft uses human tissue from a Nationally Accredited Bone Bank
  • Xenograft – This option uses cow or horse bone to fuse with your jawbone

Dr. David Rice will discuss these procedures with you to help decide which will be the best option for your smile.

Thanks to Dr. Rice’s extensive experience with dental bone grafting, patients at David Rice, DDS in Elgin are able to receive dental implants where they may have not been able to otherwise.

If you are considering dental implants or a dental bone graft, contact Dr. David Rice today. We will schedule you for a complimentary consultation so you can begin the next step towards having a beautiful, more permanent smile.

I highly recommend Dr. Rice and his caring staff to anyone who suffers from anxiety or is just plain nervous about going to the dentist!
~ Michael R
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David A. Rice, DDS
Elgin dentist Dr. David Rice provides sedation dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and restorative dentistry services for the Elgin, South Elgin, Dundee and Gilberts, Illinois areas.
1972 Larkin Ave Ste 1
Elgin, IL 60123
Phone: 847-741-2353847-741-2353 RiceDDS@gmail.com

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Testimonials

  • Dr. Rice, Just a few words to let you know how my dental visit was. This was my first visit with Dr. Rice, and staff. I was a bit apprehensive, but soon found out about there professional way in which I was not only treated, but I also found out, how much they cared about my personal health. Dr. Rice ever so calm, and understanding about your fear. If I have to do it over and choose a Dentist, or suggest to a friend, it would be Dr. Rice. He followed up with a phone call that evening, of my extraction of a wisdom tooth, and was concerned. For that I thank you! I hope I will not need him for anything in the near future, but his phone# is now in my memory dial. Regards, J.E. Small A 5 star Rating
    —J.E. Small
  • I’ve heard about oral sedation and had no idea how relaxed I’d be but really don’t remember anything other than sitting down in the chair. When they told me I was through, I felt so refreshed like I’d just finished a great nap.

    Scott B.

    —Scott B.
  • When my daughter told me I could nap while I had all the dental work I needed done, I thought she was teasing! Dr. Rice has proven to me that dental visits can be relaxing and I’m so glad I found him. I have two new bridges and porcelain crowns and feel like I look twenty years younger!

    Jean W.

    —Jean W.
  • I’m not fearful when it comes to dentistry, but my schedule doesn’t allow much time out of the office. Dr. Rice suggested oral sedation so we could combine several appointments into one, which worked out great. I wasn’t fatigued or drained at all after a 6 hour appointment and was thrilled with the results!

    Kelly B.

    —Kelly B.
  • I thought I’d never get over the trauma of having painful dental treatment as a teen. My teeth were in horrible shape and I couldn’t even bring myself to make an appointment. When I learned Dr. Rice could do my dentistry while I had twilight sleep, I at least wanted to talk to him. That’s all it took. He’s so kind and I immediately knew he would be the one who could help me get over my fears. Now, I’m so much better. Looking back, it all seems so silly but all I know is that my smile looks a million times better!

    Maureen S.

    —Maureen S.
  • The best thing about I.V. sedation is not remembering anything about my dental visit. After years of dreading everything about dental visits, Dr. Rice finally gave me a way to be there without even knowing it! My smile looks great now and I feel better knowing my mouth is finally healthy.

    Shannon C.

    —Shannon C.
  • Dr. Rice and Staff~

    I appreciate the wonderful treatment I have received while I was getting my dental work completed. You are knowledgeable, friendly, concerned and so is your staff.

    Sincerely,

    Kathy S.
    Elgin

    —Kathy S.
  • Dr. Rice~

    I would like to thank you for extracting my poor tooth and a wonderful repair and new addition to my denture. I found you to be very kind, honest and caring person with a good chair side manner. I found your staff very friendly and they made me feel very welcomed and relaxed. I look forward to your services in the future.

    Sincerely,

    Alexandra L.
    Huntley

    —Alexandra L.
  • Thank you so much for giving me such a beautiful smile. I had not realized how self-conscience I had become over the look of my front teeth. Now I’m confident that my smile looks great! Also thank you for your enormous generosity! I truly appreciate it!

    Thanks again,

    Diane C.
    Schaumburg

    —Diana C.
  • Dear Dr. Rice and Shannon~

    Thanks so much for saving my smile. I am so grateful that you were willing to come into the office on your day off to help me.

    Sincerely,

    Marita S.
    Elgin

    —Marita S.
  • I always leave Dr. Rice's office feeling I've had the best up-to-date dental care possible. All questions are completely answered. Oral hygienists working in his practice routinely share the results of the newest studies in dental care. Dr. Rice has been my dentist for 22 years. He has seen me through root canals, crown work, old filling replacement, and repair of chipped teeth. I cannot imagine going to another dentist.

    Suzanne M.
    Hampshire

    —Suzanne M.
  • Excellent and professional care is given by the entire Rice Team, from receptionist, hygienist assistant, hygienist to the Doctor

    Wendy W.
    Lake In The Hills

    —Wendy W.
  • I have been a patient of Dr. Rice for 15 years or more and find him and his staff to be excellent with their skill and chair-side manner. I never feel pressured to purchase services/treatments, that said it is their obligation to advise me on what is available. I feel that people need to remember that...just because the doctor tells you about options and how much those options cost does not mean they are trying to take advantage of you or trying to upsell you. I have never felt a hard sell approach from anyone in the office for anything. I have referred people to doctor Rice and will continue to do so because of his top notch dental care and his educational approach to dentistry.

    Julie P.
    Arlington Heights

    —Julie P.
  • Dear Dr. Rice

    My deepest, heartfelt thank you for your generous and kind “dental” donation to the poverty stricken people of Haiti. My MISSION TRIP is June 12-June 15 and I am so honored and blessed to be able to take the toothbrushes, tooth paste and floss that you so generously donated. I appreciate Chandra’s help and I look forward to sharing my “story” when I come in for my appointment in June. God Bless! Thank You!

    Sincerely,
    Mary A.
    Elgin

    —Mary A.
  • Dear Dr. Rice,

    Thank you so much for the dental work and teeth cleaning that was done on Christopher last week. I was greatly appreciated. Also, you have a great staff!

    Sincerely,
    Pat H.

    —Pat H.

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