If you are living without a full set of healthy teeth, it’s probably a dream of yours to chew and talk with a complete smile once again. You may think this goal is out of reach, but today’s impressive dental technologies and procedures make it possible! Even if your jawbone has sustained damage over time, bone grafting may help to strengthen your jaw enough for dental implants.
How Does Bone Grafting Work?
Bone grafting is a common procedure that strengthens the jawbone. It takes a section of bone from another area of the body – or possibly uses a special bone grafting material – to reinforce and enhance your jawbone. After a few months, the graft creates enough new bone to help dental implants sit securely in your mouth.
Why Would I Need Bone Grafting?
Your teeth do more than help you chew, talk, and smile. They also continually stimulate your jaw bone in order to keep your jaw bone strong and healthy. Losing teeth over time robs your jaw bone from receiving that stimulation, and as a result your jaw bone becomes thin and brittle.
Dental implants function in a way that replaces your teeth and continues the process of stimulating jaw bone, but you can’t receive dental implants without enough bone to support those implants. This is why bone grafting can be such an important supplemental procedure.
Is There An Alternative?
Bone grafting is a fairly common procedure, but there’s also a new and innovative way to achieve the results of bone grafting. It is a procedure known as osseodensification.
Instead of moving bone from one location to another, osseodensification condenses your existing 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. Not only does advanced osseodensification make room for the implant, but it also makes the surrounding areas denser and stronger than they were before.
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!