Many patients who are receiving dental implants or another restorative procedure must first undergo bone grafting in order to prepare their mouth for dental restoration. Prior to dental implant placement, your jawbone will be thoroughly examined to determine the density of the bone structure and ensure it can properly anchor the implant. If the jawbone is weak or too thin, bone grafting can provide additional density for successful dental implant placement.
A strong jawbone is one of the requirements to help a dental implant last a lifetime. To provide bone grafting for a bone that is too weak or thin, we graft a bone material to the natural structure to provide the appropriate width and height so that the jawbone is strong, healthy and able to stabilize the titanium abutment of the dental implant. We can choose grafting material from several sources, depending on your preferences and needs, including extracting it from a separate area of your body, retrieving processed bone tissue from a bone bank or using a synthetic material.
Following the completion of the graft, we give the treated area a few months for the new material to fuse with the natural bone tissue until it achieve a single overall structure that is strong enough for implants. Then, we can begin the process of placing the dental implant, starting with the surgical attachment of the titanium abutment.
We invite you to contact Edward S. Brandon DDS Inc at 440-526-8688 today for a consultation with Drs. Brandon and Feleppelle to learn more about bone grafting in Brecksville, Ohio.