Many people make the mistake of thinking that their oral health only concerns their teeth and gums, but the truth is that the jaw bone also plays a major role in the overall health of the mouth. If your jaw bone has suffered damage, degeneration, or other trauma, you may need to use bone grafting to restore sufficient strength to the affected areas. With a stronger jaw bone, you can receive dental treatments like implants that can restore a full, attractive smile.
How Does Bone Grafting Work?
Bone grafting is a relatively common procedure meant to enhance jaw bone strength. It involves taking a section of bone from another area of your body or using a special bone grafting material to strengthen and reinforce your jaw bone. After a few months, the graft creates enough new bone to help dental implants sit securely in your mouth.
Do You Need Bone Grafting?
Beyond helping you talk and chew, your teeth also stimulate your jaw bone every time they touch. This stimulation encourages bone regeneration, which means that losing teeth over time leads to a thin and brittle jaw bone as well. Implants cannot be successfully placed into bone that isn’t strong and durable. Only bone grafting can reverse the problem and make dental implants feasible.
The Advanced Alternative to Bone Grafting
Bone grafting is important, but it’s also a traumatic and complex procedure. Osseodensification is a new and innovative procedure that offers an alternative to bone grafting by condensing the jawbone to make room for each implant.
This process creates the implant site by pushing the bone outward from where the new tooth needs to be placed. As a result, the surrounding bone becomes stronger and reinforced through the mechanics of compaction.
Whether you are opting for a traditional bone graft or advanced osseodensification procedure, be sure to select a highly trained prosthodontist like Dr. Tadros, D.D.S. at Dental Implant Solutionz in Largo, Florida. Dr. Tadros specializes in all facets of dentures, implants, and osseodensification to help his patients restore teeth they want to flaunt.
Call (727) 202-4926 to make your first appointment at Dental Implant Solutionz today!