People with a full and healthy set of teeth may take them for granted. However, if you have lost some of your teeth to injury or decay, you can only dream of the ability to smile, talk, and chew without difficulty. Believe it or not, the rehabilitation of your mouth may not be out of your reach. It is possible to use dentures and implants to recreate a full set of teeth and restore normal appearance and function to your mouth once again. Even if your jawbone has sustained damage over time, bone grafting can help to strengthen your jaw for dental implants.
How Does Bone Grafting Work?
Bone grafting is a relatively common procedure that involves taking a section of bone from another area of your body or using a special bone grafting material to strengthen and enhance your jaw bone. 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?
You may not realize it, but your teeth are important for more than smiling and talking. They actually continually stimulate your jaw bone, and that stimulation keeps your 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. Implants cannot be successfully placed into bone that isn’t strong and durable, which is why bone grafting can make such a difference.
Is There An Alternative?
Bone grafting has become a more advanced procedure over the past ten years, but now another innovative option exists that preserves healthy jaw structure in a different way. Osseodensification is a new procedure that condenses your 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!