It is not uncommon for patients to be told that they need bone grafting in order to receive dental implants. Adequate jawbone density is a strong requirement for healthy and successful dental implants. Unfortunately, patients who have missing teeth may lack such bone support. A bone graft may be needed to restore the bone to its previous form after tooth loss, gum disease or trauma. Bone grafting may also be used to help maintain bone structure after a tooth extraction. Without a tooth and tooth root, the jawbone is not properly stimulated and the surrounding bone can atrophy over an extended period of time. Dental implants can prevent future bone loss, but they cannot be placed until the bone is properly restored with a bone graft.
Bone grafting is a straightforward oral surgery with a high success rate. At Mansouri Family Dental Care & Associates, we have an elite team of implants dentists who understand the intricate network of the teeth, gums, and jaw. We provide the highest quality of care when it comes to bone grafting. Our Marietta office is equipped to offer oral surgery and we are licensed to provide IV sedation upon request. A bone graft can not only qualify you for successful dental implants, but it can also rejuvenate your facial appearance. Restored density and position in the jawbone can help patients avoid premature facial aging, or the sunken appearance that results from lack of underlying bone.
How Does Bone Grafting Work
During a bone grafting procedure, a framework of material is placed in the areas of missing bone. These new cells from the graft material will enter your bone and start a process of rebuilding. Over time your cells will essentially remodel the graft material into your own functioning bone. The end result is a restored jaw that now has sufficient room for a dental implant to be surgically placed. At Mansouri Family Dental Care & Associates, we carefully explain your bone grafting procedure so that you are comfortable and understand what to expect throughout the process. If bone loss is keeping you from taking advantage of the life-changing benefits of dental implants, please contact our office today. We would love to tell you more about bone grafting and determine your candidacy for this procedure.