Tooth loss, gum disease, and oral trauma can all cause complications to the jaw bone, oftentimes making dental implant surgery difficult, especially if a significant volume of bone has been lost. Because the success of dental implants directly correlates with the level of bone, certain measures may have to be taken beforehand to ensure the longevity and stability of the dental implants. We plan each bone grafting procedure to provide the best possible foundation for implants, along with restoring the proper height and width of the bone ridge, if necessary. We incorporate platelet rich fibrin into our bone grafting treatment to ensure greater success and faster recovery.
THE BENEFITS OF BONE GRAFTING
Bone grafting has many benefits, including preparing the way for dental implant placement. When one or more teeth are lost, the jaw bone begins to recede without proper stimulation from tooth roots. While dental implants successfully restore this stimulation, proper levels of bone must be present before surgery can take place. Bone grafting also prevents other teeth from shifting or sinking into the space, along with preserving facial shape.