Bone Grafting for Implants
Do I Have Enough Bone?
Bellflower Oral Facial Surgery & Dental Implant Center performs bone grafting procedures, which are short surgeries designed to restore and replace lost or diminished bone in the mouth. Bone is frequently missing due to untreated missing teeth or an associated infection, making it an urgent health matter. Our bone grafting procedure has numerous benefits, including the possibility to restore facial structure and enhance the functionality of the jaw.
Your jaw bone begins to atrophy and deteriorate over time when it no longer has the constant stimulation produced by the natural root of the tooth. If you wait too long to get a dental implant after losing or missing teeth, then the jaw frequently winds up in poor shape. This means there won’t be enough bone to create an implant or perform the procedure. Here is where bone grafting becomes necessary.
New advancements in the technology of dentistry mean we not have the ability to grow bone where necessary. This means you can receive the dental implant you need by growing the additional support necessary to anchor a new tooth and abutment. Bellflower Oral Facial Surgery & Dental Implant Center can help individuals who have experienced bone loss in a variety of situations, including gum disease, infection, tooth extraction, an unforeseen injury, and tooth loss.
Replacement tissues from the procedure can be obtained from elsewhere in the patient’s jaw or a bank. A sinus bone graft is performed to replace posterior upper jaw bone, while guided bone regeneration is used to dissolve special membranes under the gum. This promotes bone regeneration and supplies extra protection for the results of the bone graft.
To repair potential defects of the jaws, a major bone graft might be necessary. Jaw defects are common and can result from congenital defects, tumor surgeries, or traumatic injuries. A large defect tends to be repaired by harvesting bone from another location in the patient’s body, typically the hip. We can discuss the process further and in more detail during the initial consultation.
Contact Bellflower Oral Facial Surgery & Dental Implant Center today to schedule your consultation. By working together with our patients, we can create the right treatment for each individual and get you back to your winning smile.