Dental Implants: Will I Need Bone Grafting?
Dental Implants provide patients with a permanent solution for their missing teeth and allows them to enjoy the benefits of fully functional teeth replacements that function just like their natural teeth. Patients experience newfound confidence after a successful dental implant procedure. Also,
they no longer have dietary restrictions or problems with their speech.
When Are Bone Grafts Necessary?
When you have missing teeth, this overtime can cause the bones in your mouth that once used to support these teeth to begin to deteriorate. In order to qualify for dental implants, you need to have a certain level of bone density. Essentially, when you have suffered bone loss due to having missing teeth this then begins to affect your jawbone. Dental Implants are inserted directly into your jawbone and when a tooth is missing the jawbone begins to deteriorate. Bone grafting is used in this situation to sufficiently restore the bones within your mouth so that dental implant installation is made possible with the now added jawbone support.
How Does Bone Grafting Work?
Bone grafting involves obtaining a graft tissue and this comes from another bone in the patient’s body. The bone grafting procedure involves separating the underlying bone and the graft tissue is attached with a screw. The gums are sutured back into place so the bones and gums can heal.
If you are suffering from missing teeth and considering having dental implants, then the best thing to do would be to contact our office and schedule a consultation with our dentist. They will be able to examine your mouth to determine if you qualify for dental implants and if you
need bone grafting.
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