Bone Grafting For Dental Implants
Bone grafting for dental implants is often a part of the procedure of placing dental implants to replace missing, disfigured or infected teeth. The primary function of the grafted bone is to make the bone stronger, thereby preserving and ensuring that your new dental implant is stable. Bone grafting for dental implants becomes particularly necessary in case the tooth being replaced has decayed or been lost due to trauma. Bone grafting for dental implants also helps restore your natural facial contour.
For your implants procedure, Dr. Franklin Green, skilled in cosmetic and implant dentistry besides bone grafting, will examine you thoroughly in his Los Alamitos dental clinic in California, and then suggest the ideal procedure for strengthening your jawbone so that you have enough bone mass just below your gum line to support implants. If you lack bone volume, your implant will be unstable, or worse, intrude over other nerves or sinuses in the upper or lower jaw and cause pain and discomfort.
At What Stage Is Bone Grafting For Dental Implants Needed?
Bone grafting is required if you suffer from bone loss, and your teeth lack support and can fall off. After examining your gums, Dr. Green will suggest if you require bone grafting to repair defects in your natural bone before your implant procedure: though bone grafting is usually done after extraction and not before placing a dental implant.
It might even be done at the same time as your dental implant surgery. Dr. Green will assess your condition and decide whether the bone graft needs time to heal so that it can provide a sturdy foundation for an implant or whether the graft should be done at the time of the placement of the implant.
Source for the Bone Grafts
Dr. Green specializes in bone grafting surgical procedures in the Los Alamitos, California, and surrounding communities. Using his experience, Dr. Green will recommend the type of source for your bone graft for dental implants. Bone from your body, from another source, or a biocompatible synthetic material produced in a dental lab—any of them can be the source. As your dentist, Dr. Green will discuss what kind of graft is best suited to your condition so that you can smile confidently once again.
The new bone graft material, irrespective of its source, will soon be integrated by the body, through the process of osseointegration and will be eventually replaced by natural bone. The primary function of the grafted bone is to make the bone stronger, thereby preserving and ensuring that your new dental implant is stable.
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