Bone Grafting

The Role of Bone Grafting in Dental Implant Surgery

Dental implants are a popular and effective solution for replacing missing teeth, but they require a strong and stable foundation to function properly. For some patients, this means undergoing a bone grafting procedure to add bone material to the jawbone. At Today’s Dentistry, our Ashland, OR restorative dentist, Dr. James Burneson, offers bone grafting for optimal implant success. 

To boost your dental implant success, contact our Grand Haven dental office by calling (541) 482-7771. 

Reasons for Bone Grafting

bone graftingThere are several reasons why a patient may require bone grafting prior to dental implant surgery:

  • Bone loss due to periodontal disease: This is a common reason for bone loss in the jaw, and it can make it difficult for dental implants to be successful without bone grafting.
  • Trauma or injury: If a person has suffered an injury or trauma to the jaw, it can cause bone loss and make it necessary to undergo a bone grafting procedure.
  • Missing teeth for an extended period of time: When a tooth is lost, the bone that supported the tooth begins to deteriorate over time. If a patient has been missing teeth for an extended period of time, it may be necessary to rebuild the bone before dental implant surgery can take place.

Benefits of Bone Grafting for Dental Implants

Bone grafting offers several benefits for patients undergoing dental implant surgery:

  • Provides a stable foundation: Adding bone material to the jawbone creates a solid foundation for the dental implant to anchor to, ensuring that it will function properly for many years to come.
  • Improves appearance: Bone grafting can help to improve the overall appearance of the jawline by filling in gaps and restoring lost bone tissue.
  • Prevents further bone loss: By rebuilding lost bone tissue in the jaw, bone grafting can help to prevent further bone loss and the development of other dental problems.

Candidacy for Bone Grafting

Not all patients are candidates for bone grafting. Candidates typically include those who have experienced bone loss due to trauma, periodontal disease, or other factors. Additionally, patients who have been missing teeth for an extended period of time may require bone grafting to rebuild lost bone tissue. Your Ashland dentist can determine whether bone grafting is necessary in your particular case.

Boost Your Dental Implant Success With Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is essential in dental implant surgery. It is a safe and effective procedure that can help to ensure the success of the implant. Without a solid foundation, the implant can become loose or fail altogether, which can lead to further dental problems down the road. If you are considering dental implants, be sure to schedule a consultation with your Ashland, OR dentist by calling (541) 482-7771 to discuss the possibility of bone grafting, and how it can benefit your overall oral health.

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