Bone Grafting for Dental Implants

Bone Grafting Might Be a Necessity for You before Dental Implant Surgery

Dental Implants in East Ridge

Bone Grafting is typically suggested for patients who have one or more missing teeth, and are looking to replace them with dental implants, but have experienced a significant amount of bone loss in the jaw. The width of the bone can reduce by 25% in the first year alone after the loss of a tooth.

When you lose a tooth, the surrounding bone tends to shrink and soften. The gum tissue can also recede around the space because there is no longer anything there to support it. Strong and healthy bones are important for successful osseointegration, the process by which a dental implant naturally fuses with your jaw bone. Dental implants are the closest substitute to naturally functioning teeth, and it is nearly impossible to aesthetically tell the difference between a real tooth and a dental implant. If Dr. Krasniqi notices significant bone loss during your initial exam for dental implants, he might suggest a bone graft to ensure a more successful outcome.

Dr. Krasniqi’s Custom Procedural Plan for the Achievement of Your Perfect Smile

During your bone grafting procedure, Dr. Krasniqi will use a special bone grafting material and implant it onto your jaw bone. An effective bone grafting procedure gives your jaw bone the stability it needs to physically support your dental implant.

After the bone grafting procedure is complete, the remainder of the dental implant surgery can continue. Like any surgical procedure, it is crucial to talk over your personal medical history with Dr. Krasniqi to determine the proper procedural plan for you. Your perfect smile is only a consultation away. Call Eastridge Family Dental Today at 816-671-9550 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Krasniqi and discuss bone grafting and dental implant procedures in further detail.

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