Bone Grafting for Dental Implants

Despite wanting to replace missing or damaged teeth and restore a natural-looking smile, not all patients are immediately ready for dental implants treatment. All patients need to undergo a full examination by one of the doctors at Advanced Dental Center of Florence to see if they have healthy bone density in the jaw area. Missing teeth or other conditions may have caused your jaw bone to lose normal density over time. This means that it may not be possible to start dental implant treatment right away. Bone grafting is a common procedure than adds proper volume to the jawbone and assists the patient in preparing for dental implant success.

How Does Bone Grafting Help Dental Implant Patients?

Today, doctors can fix many problems associated with jawbone deterioration without the need for multiple procedures. In fact, most cases can be effectively managed in your dentist’s office. Today’s procedures can also utilize donated sources rather than painful and complicated use of the patient’s own bone. Consequently, once the bone grafting procedure has been completed, the patient’s will have dense jawbone that will be better able to firmly support dental implants.

What Is Bone Grafting?

Dentures used to be the only treatment for patients suffering from tooth loss. However, this option can cause the jaw muscles to atrophy with disuse and the bones in the jaw to flatten over time.  Over time, the situation often worsens until a narrow piece of bone remains and the patient gets that characteristic toothless look.

To combat the problems associated with jawbone bone deterioration, complicated procedures were created to rebuild flattened jawbones. Most procedures were intended to allow patients to comfortably wear dentures and chew normally. Early procedures utilized the patient’s own ribs, with complicated skin grafts to prevent the displacement of the denture during talking or eating. Clearly there was a long way to go to get to today’s simple procedures.

How Do I Get Started?

The first step in the process is to schedule a comprehensive examination with one of our doctors. This will allow us to examine your mouth and overall health to determine if you need bone grafting prior to dental implants installation. Call one of our friendly staff members today to schedule your no-obligation consultation and find out if you jawbone is ready for dental implants!

Come To Advanced Dental Center Of Florence For Bone Grafting And Dental Implants

Here at Advanced Dental Center of Florence, we know that regardless of desire and habits, some patients are not immediately prepared for dental implants. In the past, a lack of volume in the jaw was a serious issue that could prevent proper installing and, or healing of dental implants. Thanks to the wonderful benefits of bone grafting, patients who were previously unable, could now get dental implants. Want more information about dental implants or bone grafting and how they can help you? Check out the rest of our dental implants website or call one of our helpful staff members now for a consultation. Today is a great day to get started on better dental health with dental implants!