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Do You Need a Bone Graft Before Dental Implants?

Posted on 1/9/2023 by Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center
Do You Need a Bone Graft Before Dental Implants?When it comes to having dental implants, the most critical part of effective treatment is a strong and secure jawbone. This part of the oral cavity, which requires a strong foundation for implants to merge with, can sadly become undermined if not stimulated consistently. If you are considering this permanent technique of tooth replacement to restore your smile, keep reading to find out why a bone transplant may be required before proceeding with surgery.

Why are Bone Grafts Necessary?

Even though no one plans on losing a tooth, it is a common occurrence for many and requires the replacement of teeth to avoid more serious problems or facial changes. For dental implants to function properly, they require a solid foundation. As a result of tooth loss, the alveolar bone, which supports teeth, rapidly deteriorates. A vacant socket will weaken the jawbone over time. What's the reason? There is nothing to stimulate this area of the mouth. Adding bone grafting minerals to the jawbone will strengthen it and give your implants a stable base on which to sit.

Bone Grafting Process

Anesthesia ensures that you will not feel any pain during bone grafting. Alternatively, freeze-dried cadaver bone can be used. A thin membrane will be applied to cover the surgical site before the bone granules are filled in. It may take several weeks or months for everything to heal properly. Make sure you follow any instructions given to you to ensure this happens. It is important for these new bones to fuse with the existing bone if they are to be more stable.

Your periodontist can discuss receiving dental implants once you have a stronger jawbone. Regardless of whether you need a bone graft, it is only your periodontist who can determine if it is necessary for you. Having a strong base is important for successful dental implant placement. If the dentist recommends a bone graft, make sure you listen to their advice. Contact us today if you need a bone graft!

Gwinnett Dental Implant & Periodontal Center

Dr. Melody J. Schiffer
Dr. Gary Greenwald
Dr. Andrew Kurialacherry
Dr. Nisha Kancherla

(470) 222-8983

320 Killian Hill Road NW
Lilburn, GA 30047-3809

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