Bone Grafting Provides a Solid Foundation
Have you been told you are not a candidate for dental implants because of bone loss due to tooth loss or trauma to the mouth? You can become a candidate with bone grafting from Dr. Michael Rose. Many patients need to undergo a bone graft to ensure the implants have a secure foundation to fuse with. Without enough bone, you run the risk of poorly-fitting dental implants and a host of dental health issues. Dr. Rose can determine whether you need to receive a bone graft to restore adequate bone levels for dental implants or just to improve overall jaw health.
Are You a Candidate for Bone Grafting?
Not every patient needs to undergo a bone graft which is why an evaluation with Dr. Rose is needed. Those who have had periodontal disease or lost a tooth often have significant bone loss which warrants a bone graft months before any type of restoration procedures.
You may be a good candidate for a bone graft if you:
- Have significant bone loss after gum disease
- Have lost teeth because of damaged bone
- Have missing teeth that have not been replaced with an implant
- Have noticeable gaps and spaces between teeth where bone has been lost
- Are getting dental implants for the first time
Undergoing a Bone Grafting Procedure
Bone grafting is a relatively simple procedure and we offer numbing options to make your visit that much more comfortable. We will need to numb the area being treated and then place grafted bone in the receiving site. It can take several months for the grafted material to fully assimilate into the tissue so dental implants or other procedures will be scheduled later. Bone grafting can be performed in conjunction with a sinus lift, ridge augmentation, ridge preservation, or guided tissue regeneration procedure. These procedures are often performed before dental implant placement to ensure optimal success.