If you have a missing or damaged tooth, you likely have been looking into your treatment options. Dental implants are a popular treatment method for permanent tooth replacement. Unfortunately, not everyone will be considered a good candidate for a dental implant because of their jawbone structure. The good news is that bone grafting can help someone to become a candidate for dental implants.
If you want to learn more about bone grafting treatment, please keep reading. To meet with our world-renowned Los Angeles dentist, call us immediately, and we will be happy to set you up with a free consultation.
What is Bone Grafting?
A bone graft is a procedure to help you add bone mass to your jawbone for dental treatment. This is to reverse bone loss.
Four materials can be used for a bone graft. You can use materials from your own body, a piece of bone from a different part of your body. You may also be able to get it from a human tissue bank. Another option is to use animal bone for your bone graft. Lastly, there is an option to use synthetic bone material.
Whichever material is used for your procedure will be placed in the area where bone loss has occurred. It allows your body to retain that new material and strengthen the area. Ideally, your body will create new tissue to hold the graft in, which would be a successful procedure.
Once your procedure is found to have worked, you will be able to proceed with other dental procedures, such as dental implants.
Why Would I Need Bone Grafting?
Dental implants are among several reasons why you may way to get a bone graft. We typically place bone grafts for someone with bone degeneration in their jaw where we will be looking to put the dental implant.
Bone degeneration can also happen without missing teeth. You may want to get a bone graft if you are having your teeth removed, and it can help stabilize the area.
When you get dentures fitted, your teeth may have been missing for some time. With this time, your jawbone may have degenerated, which can change your face shape. Bone grafting can be the appropriate treatment for this issue.
If you have gum disease that has progressed, you can experience bone loss in your jawbone. A bone graft may be applicable for you if this is the case.
Free Consultation with Our Los Angeles Dentist
If you need more information about bone grafting for dental implants, please do not hesitate to contact our Los Angeles dentist for a free consultation. All you need to do is call our office, and we would be happy to set you up with a consultation with Dr. Mobasser.
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