Dental implants are a popular and effective solution for tooth loss, but they require sufficient healthy bone structure in the area where the implant will be placed. Without this healthy bone, the implant may fail, leading to further dental issues.
When teeth are lost or removed without replacement, resorption, or bone loss can occur. This can lead to a lack of healthy bone in the jaw and make it difficult to place dental implants. In such cases, a bone graft may be recommended. A bone graft involves augmenting the healthy bone in your jaw and stimulating regeneration to restore your jawbone structure.
The bone grafting procedure involves taking bone from another part of your body or using synthetic bone material and placing it in the area where the implant will be placed. The graft is then left to heal and integrate with the existing bone, creating a stronger and more stable foundation for the dental implant.
After the bone graft has fully healed, you will be ready to receive dental implants. With the new bone growth, your jaw will be stronger and better able to support the implant, ensuring a long-lasting and effective tooth replacement solution. Dental implants not only improve your appearance and confidence, but they also prevent further resorption of jawbone structure.
At Everbright Dental, Dr. Kenneth Kim and Dr. Sojin Kim are committed to providing comprehensive dental care, including bone grafting and dental implant placement. To learn more about the bone grafting procedure and how it may benefit you, please contact our office to schedule a consultation.