bone grafting

Dental Implants: Is bone grafting safe?

Bone grafting can help patients who might not otherwise be suitable for dental implant placement access this valuable treatment. Read on to learn more about how bone grafting can assist these patients, as well as safety considerations associated with the procedure. Why Bone Grafting May be Needed Prior to Dental Implant Placement The long-term success [...]

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Why do I need a bone graft before I can get dental implants?

Patients who learn that they need bone grafting prior to dental implant placement may be disappointed at the idea of waiting a longer time for a fully restored smile. However, this procedure is essential for long-term dental implant success in certain circumstances. Dental implants are unique because they are structurally complete, consisting of both a [...]

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How Long Does it Take to Recover From a Dental Bone Graft?

Bone grafting may be necessary before an oral surgeon can successfully place dental implants in a patient who has suffered bone loss at the identified implant site. Bone loss commonly occurs after bone loss, and this scenario is most likely to occur in patients who have delayed dental implant placement for a significant period of [...]

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Insufficient Bone: How Bone Grafting Can Help

Has tooth loss caused bone atrophy? Perhaps you are looking into dental implants as a tooth replacement option and were told that you lack enough bone to support an implant. Bone loss is incredibly common among people who have lost teeth. There are many other reasons why bone might be sparse, too. Fortunately, bone grafting [...]

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Dental Implant FAQs

Are you curious about dental implants? If you are evaluating your tooth replacement options, you might have come across dental implants. More than likely, since these replacement teeth are relatively new, you might have questions about how they function and how they can benefit people who have lost teeth. Our oral surgeon provides bone grafting [...]

By |June 15th, 2017|Categories: bone grafting|Comments Off on Dental Implant FAQs

Dental Implants: How long is the treatment process?

Patients don’t want to delay restoring a beautiful smile after tooth loss, so many are interested in the treatment timeline associated with dental implants. This will vary from patient to patient, and the timing of the treatment process is dependent on a number of factors. In the best case scenario, the patient will consult with [...]

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Where does bone grafting material for dental implants come from?

In the past, patients could only receive dental implants if they had enough bone mass to support their titanium posts. Fortunately, bone grafting has opened up the potential for many folks to become better candidates for dental implants. Our oral surgeon provides bone grafting services to help patients achieve healthy bone mass and increased oral [...]

By |May 16th, 2016|Categories: bone grafting|Comments Off on Where does bone grafting material for dental implants come from?

Dental Implants After a Bone Graft: How long will I have to wait?

Has your oral surgeon recommended a bone grafting procedure before you receive dental implants? If so, you likely have some questions about why bone grafting is necessary and how much time is needed to recover between your procedures. Bone grafting is an oral surgery procedure that helps improve the stability and longevity of a dental [...]

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I’ve worn dentures for years: Am I still a candidate for dental implants?

Patients who have worn dentures for a number of years may want to upgrade to dental implants and take advantage of the benefits that treatment has to offer. Unfortunately, however, long-term denture wearers may experience bone loss that can present an obstacle to dental implant success. It still may be possible for these patients to [...]

By |July 6th, 2015|Categories: bone grafting|Comments Off on I’ve worn dentures for years: Am I still a candidate for dental implants?

Is a bone graft required for dental implants?

When it comes to replacing lost teeth, dental implants offer many advantages when compared to other replacement methods. Unlike dentures, dental implants are permanent and closely mimic biological oral function below and above the gum line. For the implant process to be successful, patients need enough bone mass in their jaw(s) to support implants. Before [...]

By |June 25th, 2014|Categories: bone grafting|Comments Off on Is a bone graft required for dental implants?