Dental implants require a sufficient amount of bone structure to be successful. The surrounding bone must have enough width and height to stabilize the implant and provide the most effective long-term tooth replacement. Many patients who have lost one or more teeth are told that they are not candidates for dental implants because their jawbone has atrophied or reabsorbed. This can occur over time as a result of gum disease, trauma or previous extractions.
By restoring this loss of bone volume with a bone grafting procedure, patients are able to take advantage of the remarkable benefits of dental implants. At Marietta Smiles, we are proud to serve patients with excellence in implant dentistry, as well as general dentistry. We are qualified and equipped to complete your dental implants from start to finish, including performing bone grafting for patients who need it prior to their implant surgery.
Bone grafting can repair an implant site that was otherwise incapable of supporting a dental implant. Bone grafting is the replacement or augmentation of missing bone around the teeth. There are three types of bone graft procedures: autogenous (using a patient's own bone), allograft (using cadaver bone), and xenograft (non-human bone source). Your type of bone graft will be determined based on your specific needs and preferences.
Dental implants have the ability to look, feel and function most like your natural teeth. If bone loss is preventing you from taking advantage of dental implants, ask about your candidacy for bone grafting. We are happy to explain the procedure in detail and help you make an informed decision about the future of your smile.
To learn more about bone grafting for dental implants, please contact Marietta Smiles today. We believe that every patient deserves a confident smile, regardless of their age or dental history.