A strong jaw bone is often required if you are in need of a prosthetic in the form of a dental implant. Because dental implants are inserted directly into your jawbone in order for them to hold, your jawbone will need to be strong enough to support them. If for any reason your jawbone is not strong enough, a bone graft will be needed.
In situations when a bone graft needs to be used, a section of bone from one area in your body can be taken out and grafted onto your jawbone. As an alternative measure, bone grafting materials that consist of crafted resources can also be implemented. Unless a very small bone graft is needed, a bone graft procedure typically takes months to heal.
Once it has thoroughly strengthened, a dental implants procedure can be applied. Furthermore, bone grafting can even be used in other dentistry procedures such as those for periodontal. Always speak with your dentist to determine if a dental implant can be used to replace a lost or missing tooth and if a bone grafting procedure is necessary.
If you require aid with bone grafting, you are welcome to book an appointment with our office by calling 904-284-9911. Dr. John Verville and our entire team at our dentist office in Fleming Island, Florida, look forward to enhancing your smile with bone grafting.