One of the requirements for dental implants is a jawbone strong enough to support them. If you lack the required bone density, you may still have options. One of them is a bone graft. Your dentist can perform Royal Oak bone grafts with a minimum of fuss or discomfort. Your procedure will:Important treatment for future work Read Transcript
So bone grafts are very important when getting a tooth removed, or if you've been missing a tooth for a long time, to graft your jawbone, to get enough support to have a dental implant or a bridge or a partial denture. You need some support for whatever appliance or dental implant you're putting in your jaw. So what happens is if you get a tooth removed, there's no more stimulation in the jawbone. It's like a muscle. You don't use it, it's going to shrink down over time.
So if you get your tooth pulled and you don't put a bone graft in the area where you had it removed, then that jawbone is going to shrink down, and your face might cave in a little bit in that area, or your teeth will shift into that area, or you might not be able to replace that tooth later. So bone grafting is very important to restore the facial structure of your look and to set up an area to replace that tooth with either a dental implant or any other kind of restoration. So if you want to know more about bone grafts and dental implants, then give us a call, and we'll be happy to talk to you and show you exactly what's going on with your mouth.
- Build up your bone structure
- Cause minimal discomfort
- Create a stable site for dental implants
- Allow you to enjoy all the benefits of implants
To talk to Dr. Alvin Daboul or one of our other doctors about the procedure, call North Oaks Dental at 248-220-7021.
Enjoy All the Benefits of Dental Implants With a Bone Graft
A bone grafting procedure is surprisingly simple when performed by an expert:
- Your dentist simply places material designed to spur growth at the tooth extraction site or other area where more bone is needed.
- Typically no more than a suture or two is used to keep the material in place.
- Your body’s own regenerative powers will then take over to create new bone.
- You’ll check in with us while your mouth heals so your dentist can determine when you’re ready for implant placement. You can usually receive implants within a few months.
Before your procedure, your dentist will review other options with you. If mini dental implants will support your replacement teeth, you may not need bone grafting.
Stay Comfortable During a Bone Graft
As with any procedure in our office, we want to ensure you remain comfortable. Your dentist will explain what they are doing every step of the way so you know exactly what to expect. They also take the time to answer any questions you might have. You can use headphones to listen to Pandora Internet Radio while they work. If you want dental sedation, ask about it at your consultation. We offer three types: laughing gas, oral sedation, and IV sedation.
To see if you need Royal Oaks bone grafts before getting dental implants, call North Oaks Dental at 248-220-7021. You can also make an appointment . We offer free second opinions.