When you lose a tooth, the supporting bone tissue in the area begins to shrink, or resorb. This can cause changes in the positioning and alignment of your remaining teeth and makes it more difficulty to successfully place a dental implant.
During your initial consultation, Dr. Hamid Rouhani can check the supporting jawbone to determine if there is enough bone tissue to support an implant. If there is not, he may recommend a bone grafting procedure to replace the missing bone tissue and ensure a stable foundation for your implant.
Bone grafting is a type of oral surgery that is typically recommended when the jawbone is not dense or thick enough to support an implant. During this procedure, our dentist will transplant a piece of bone into your jawbone. The best results are achieved with bone tissue taken from your jaw or another area of your body, but artificial bone material and bone fragments from tissue banks are also available for use if needed.
After the bone has been placed into the treatment site, your jawbone will then grow together with the grafted tissue to create a strong and more stable foundation to support your teeth.
While bone grafting is most commonly used to prepare patients for implant dentistry, it may also be recommended if you have lost bone tissue due to periodontal disease.
For more information about bone grafting in Garner, North Carolina, and to set up your consultation with our dentist, contact All-Star Dental Implants today at 919-825-3855. We are committed to helping you regain a healthy smile!