Dental Implants: The Benefits Of Bone Grafting

Dental Implants
Dental Implants are beneficial for patients who are suffering from missing teeth, but in order to qualify for dental implants you may sometimes need to undergo bone grafting. This is because when you have missing teeth overtime the bone that was once used to support your missing teeth begins to deteriorate causing the shape and structure of your jaw to be affected giving your face the appearance of being sunk in. Also, dental implants require a sufficient amount of bone to provide support for your teeth.

Who Needs Bone Grafting?
If you have lost most of your teeth or you are suffering from gum disease, then you may be in need of bone grafting. Also, the bone grafting procedure involves taking bone from another part of your body and using it to repair the tissue in your mouth. In some cases, patients are allotted a donor, synthetic, or animal tissue. After, the source of your grafting tissue is chosen you bone grafting will be scheduled.

The Procedure
Typically, general or local anesthesia is administered to patients before the bone grafting procedure occurs. After it’s administered an incision is made in the gums at the location of the predetermined implant site.  The incision works to separate the gum from the bone and the graft tissue is placed over the existing bone. The tissue is then held in place with a screw and then the incision is sutured over the graft. This allows the bone graft to properly heal naturally and transition and integrate into your jaw.

Call Our Periodontist
If you are in need of dental implants and are in need of bone grafting then please don’t hesitate to contact our office today for your dental implant consultation and your bone grafting examination.