If you are visiting a dentist for dental implant placement, one of the things the specialist will look at is your bone mass or volume. To ensure the success of the implants, you should have enough bone mass capable of firmly securing and holding the implants in place. Sometimes, you may have reduced bone mass or the bone may recede after losing teeth. A dentist can remedy this problem by offering bone grafting treatment.
What Does Bone Grafting Involve?
Bone loss can cause reduced dental and tooth functioning. It can diminish the look of your smile and lead to discomfort when attempting activities that involve your oral cavity or environment such as eating, drinking, and speaking. Additionally, bone resorption may lead to weakening and thinning of the bone, thus allowing the other teeth to shift out of place or even fall out. As a result, you may have a misaligned bite.
If there is little bone to support dental implants, bone grafting may be an option. It is a procedure that helps to restore a healthy jawbone by rebuilding it. It ensures better dental functioning as well as improved overall health. A dentist picks bone tissue from your hips, ribs, wrist, or other parts and shapes it to fit the site. An anesthetic is applied in order to ensure comfort and prevent pain during the procedure. Therefore, you should not be scared of the bone grafting treatment.
Once the grafting is done, you will require time for it to heal. It may take several months. After healing, you can now get your dental implant procedure.
Missing bone tissue should not hinder you from receiving dental implants. Visit our dental office so that we evaluate you for these restorations. If we discover that your bone is insufficient, we may have to perform the bone grafting procedure. Schedule your appointment today.