The state of our teeth and gums is critical, and factors like tooth loss, gum disease, or trauma can threaten their health. It’s essential that there is enough healthy bone in your jaw when you are going to receive a dental implant, which our oral surgeons will thoroughly discuss with you during your consultation.
Our patients have shared their experiences with us, and we encourage you to listen to them so that you can learn more about the bone and soft tissue grafting procedures our practice offers.
Some patients in need of dental implants face a particular challenge if the jaw bone near the implant site has deteriorated. Patients who have been missing a tooth or several teeth for an extended period commonly need a bone grafting procedure before having any dental implants placed. In some cases, people who get dentures for the first time need to have their jaw bone restored using bone and soft tissue grafts. This helps prevent future bone loss under the denture.
Bone grafts can usually be taken from inside the mouth, chin, jaw, and in extreme cases, the hip or knee. On occasion, a synthetic bone graft substitute can also be used to restore the affected area of the implant site. There is a variety of different bone and soft tissue grafting treatments available to meet each patient’s specific needs, including
If you are having a tooth removed or dental implants placed, bone grafting may be necessary to complete your treatment or preserve your jaw bone. Dr. Barber and Dr. Springer are happy to discuss your bone grafting options to develop a treatment plan that restores your oral health and smile.