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Dental Bone Grafting
If you’re reviewing options for bone grafting for implants First Dental Implant Center has options available to you. One of the most effective solutions to dental replacement is implants.
For those of you concerned with the replacement of teeth, or who thought it not possible due to underlying bone issues, there is hope. If you do not have a substantial amount of bone underneath the gum line, you may think implants will not work.
If the proper bone density is lacking, your implant may shift or become extremely uncomfortable. Without the proper procedures before implants you may experience issues with encroachment, your implants may grow into other structures such as the sinus cavity in the upper jaw, or into nerves in the lower jaw.
Causing more discomfort and pain, the bone in the gumline is vital to the success and health of your implants. Fortunately, the latest advances in dentistry have provided solutions to this problem. Bone grafting is an option available to many of our patients and will give you the opportunity to achieve the teeth that you want.
What is Bone Grafting?
If you’re familiar with gum tissue grafting, bone grafting supplements much needed bone density. As bong augmentation is used to repair smaller bone loss areas, bone grafting is used to restore larger areas.
Bone loss occurs when a tooth is no longer healthy or in its socket. Bone grafting procedures attempt to repair the missing bone to better hold implants. This surgical procedure encourages natural bone tissue and repair by adding bone or a bone substitute back into the jaw.
With these advancements, bone or bone-like materials can come from the patient’s body, another organism, or from a laboratory that specializes in synthesizing bone material. Each patient’s needs will be assessed prior to making a decision and your dentist will discuss your individual options.
After the procedure and the new grafts are in place, Osseointegration will occur. This is the process where the body absorbs the new bone and begins to strengthen creating a more sustainable environment for your implants.
Depending on your individual circumstances, bone grafting may be able to be done during the implant appointment. If your bone graft must be done before the implant, it could mean weeks or even months of healing before the implant can be placed. This is typically seen with people who need additional repair to the bone structure before implanting new teeth.
If you, like so many, have been told that your gums are not a good candidate for dental implants, you can call us; and we will be happy to work towards your goals. Having a great smile that is functional and natural is our expertise.
We are prepared to explore your options. Having issues with the teeth can affect your self-esteem, it can also affect your health and comfort. There is no need to continue to suffer, our qualified medical staff is ready to help!