Bone Grafting for Dental Implants
Over a period of time, the jawbone associated with missing teeth atrophies or deteriorates. This often leaves a condition in which there is poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for placement of dental implants. In these situations, most patients are not candidates for routine placement of dental implants.
Today, periodontists have the ability to grow bone where needed. The bone is either obtained from a tissue bank or your own bone is taken from the jaw. This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, it also gives us a chance to restore functionality and cosmetic appearance.
These procedures are routinely performed in our office under IV conscious sedation where you will be absolutely comfortable and have little to no memory of the procedure.
In many cases the bone loss is less severe and a dental implant can be placed at the same time as grafting. In other cases the bone can be widened at the time of implant placement by a series of specially designed surgical instruments.
If you are missing a tooth, teeth, or all of your teeth and feel like dental implants may be right for you, we would be happy to determine the best treatment option for you.