Bone grafting isn’t a procedure that’s exclusive to dentistry; however, our team specifically uses it to increase the volume of your jawbone. If you’ve ever been told you can’t get a procedure such as dental implants because of your low bone density levels, bone grafting could be exactly what you need.
Bone grafting can be completed through numerous methods, using your own bone, a synthetic bone, or even a transplanted animal bone. This will often depend on the dentist’s professional recommendation.
If you qualify for bone grafting, the dentist will place the piece of bone under the gumline and close the area off again with stitches. Over time, the bone will complete a process called osseointegration, where the transplanted bone and the jawbone will begin to fuse. After this process is over, the dentist will be able to begin dental implant treatment.
When you come in for a dental implant consultation, the dentist will examine your jawbone to see if it will provide a strong enough foundation for the implants. If deemed insufficient, they might suggest a bone grafting procedure.
Bone grafting can provide you with opportunities for dental treatments you otherwise would’ve been unqualified for. Some of the benefits you can take advantage of include:
Ready to begin your journey toward dental implants? Contact our friendly team today and we’ll schedule a consultation. We can’t wait to see you!