Dental implants are the optimal solution for tooth loss because they are the only structurally complete tooth replacement consisting of both a root-like structure and a crown. However, in order to take advantage of this treatment option, patients need to have sufficient bone tissue. When a patient is lacking bone tissue, which can happen for… Continue reading Is bone grafting required to get dental implants?
Patients who are planning to get dental implants after a tooth extraction may need bone grafting in certain circumstances. It may be possible to prevent the need for bone grafting, but ultimately if this supplemental procedure is necessary, it will be instrumental in dental implant success. After evaluating your case, your oral surgeon will determine… Continue reading Will I need a bone graft after a tooth extraction?
When you have an unsightly gap in your smile, you likely want to address it as soon as possible so that you can smile with confidence again and be able to chew and speak properly. Therefore, it’s helpful to know what treatment timeline to expect with dental implants. There are a number of factors that… Continue reading How long is the dental implant process?
Some patients will need to undergo bone grafting prior to having dental implants in order for those dental implants to “take” or osseointegrate. As is the case with any type of oral surgery, patients will have some restrictions on their activity levels after a bone graft procedure. In order to achieve the expected results from… Continue reading When can I exercise after bone grafting?
Bone grafts are common procedures used to improve the health and function of the jawbones. A bone graft might be performed as a preliminary procedure before receiving dental implants or performed after a tooth extraction to give patients the option for receiving implants at a later date. What is involved in a bone graft? Simply… Continue reading Why is bone grafting performed?
Dental implants are becoming increasingly popular because they offer patients a structurally complete tooth replacement option. This is due to osseointegration of the dental implant by the bone tissue at the implant site. Not only does this property give dental implant patients numerous benefits, it also requires that the patient have enough bone tissue at… Continue reading Dental Implants: What is osseointegration?
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… Continue reading Dental Implants: Is bone grafting safe?
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… Continue reading Why do I need a bone graft before I can get dental implants?
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… Continue reading How Long Does it Take to Recover From a Dental Bone Graft?
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… Continue reading Insufficient Bone: How Bone Grafting Can Help