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Who Is a Candidate for Bone Grafting

Posted on 12/15/2023 by Weo Admin
3D rendering of a bone graft being placedBone grafting is a way to fix a lack of natural bone in the mouth for dental implants. They use bone from other body parts or synthetic bone material. It adds or regrows bone in the area that needs it. This makes the jawbone stronger and helps dental implants stay in place. Dentists check the condition of the patient to see if bone grafting is right for them and to plan their treatment. Here are the kinds of people who may benefit from a bone graft:

Bone Loss

Bone loss is common as you age. Osteoporosis also weakens the bones. If your jaw does not have enough bone, you might need a bone graft. The surgery makes your bone stronger and provides a solid base for dental implants. Adding more bone density through a graft makes sure dental implants work well and stay in place for a long time.

Tooth Loss

When you lose a tooth, the nearby bone can start to deteriorate over time. To prevent further bone loss and keep your jaw strong, a bone graft can be done. During this procedure, graft material is added to stimulate new bone growth and provide better support for future dental treatments.

Implants for Missing Teeth

People who need dental implants to replace a missing tooth often require a bone graft. This is done to make sure the implant has a strong and secure base to attach to. After the implant is secured, a crown is added to make it look like the other teeth, completing the process.

Gum Disease

Serious gum disease can lead to bone loss around the teeth. A bone graft might be suggested to fix this problem and improve oral health and tooth stability. This procedure helps regenerate the lost bone and rebuild the supporting structures around the teeth. People with a jaw injury or other dental hygiene issues might need a bone graft.

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