Become a Candidate for Dental Implants
Your jaw bone is used to support your teeth, so for those with missing teeth, the lack of stimulation from the tooth root causes the bone to recede. When you lose bone density, your bite may collapse, causing your facial appearance to change and give you problems with eating, and speaking. You will also no longer be a candidate for dental implants since the implant posts require adequate bone density to placed. For those with jaw bone loss, bone grafting creates required density levels to support dental implants.
The Bone Graft Process
Your jaw bone density is directly related to the success of dental implants, so bone grafts are necessary for many patients. The graft used to regrow bone is taken from you or a donor source and placed in the location where deterioration has occurred. After several months of healing, the graft will fuse to your existing bone, providing enough consistency for implants.
You may have lost jaw bone density if you have experienced:
- Periodontal disease
- Trauma to the jaw
- Tooth loss
- Misaligned teeth
- Wearing dentures
Make Your Smile Complete Again
Despite how invasive the process may sound, bone grafts are a relatively simple and common procedure. We can provide you with sedation options to make the process comfortable and pain-free. Our doctors are experienced with the grafting process and can discuss with you any concerns you may have with the procedure. Within a few months after your graft, your bone will be fully healed and you will be ready for the life-changing effects of dental implants. After implant surgery, you can experience an improvement in your overall quality of life, happiness and self-confidence.
Before and Afters