Bone Grafting Candidates: Who Benefits Most from This Procedure?
Posted on 5/9/2022 by Dr McMurray
Bone loss can occur due to the loss of teeth on the lower and upper arches of the mouth. When this happens, the remaining teeth can move out of place, causing issues with the health as well as the functionality of the teeth. Bone grafting surgery helps build the density of the jawbone in order to improve dental wellness. The procedure is recommended when a patient needing dental implants lacks sufficient bone density within the area of the lost tooth. During an implant dentistry procedure, osseointegration has to take place. This process involves the fusing together of the implant with bone structure. Successful osseointegration can only occur if adequate bony tissue density exists.
Who Benefits from the Surgery?
Anyone with good oral health can benefit from bone grafting. It is paramount that patients be able to receive the surgery safely. Patients should not have any systemic problems likely to make the procedure a risky undertaking. Different surgery approaches for bone grafting are available depending on the ridge that receives the implants.
If the upper dental ridge requires bone grafting, an Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon will recommend a sinus lift surgery. This surgical procedure involves raising the floor of the sinus and improving the process of bone formation. The surgeon will discuss candidacy for sinus as well as the specific ridge augmentation process during your visit. When receiving this procedure, you need to have realistic expectations.
Often, there is a long healing process that will take several months after the grafting surgery. Therefore, there will be a delay in receiving the dental implants, so you have to be patient. But the end result is worth the wait. If you want to learn more about bone grafting and how it helps overcome bone loss and get you ready for other dental therapies, contact our team today. Our team will ensure that you receive the treatment you need to attain a healthy and beautiful smile.
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