A dental implant is a restorative treatment that replaces a missing tooth or multiple teeth to restore functionality to the whole set of teeth. Implants are surgically planted into the jawbone and function as the new tooth root. An artificial tooth is mounted on the implant, which serves as a functional and aesthetic replacement for the lost tooth of the patient. But before the procedure, the dentist first determines if the patients require a bone graft. At Radiant Dental Care, our dentists inform the patients regarding bone grafts and if they need them before the procedure.
What Is a Bone Graft?
A Bone Graft is a dental procedure where the dentist reconstitutes the bone in the area of tooth loss. The dentist uses digital imaging systems to make a treatment plan for the placement of the bone. The dentist then transplants healthy bone tissues into the section of the jaw that has deficient bone mass because of tooth loss. The area is then stitched up after the placement of the bone graft. It bonds with surrounding bone tissues within four to six months. The dentist then advises the patients to follow instructions that can help heal the area quickly. After the bone has healed, the dentist then performs the dental implant procedure.
The bone used for the procedure can be the patient's bone or bone that has been processed. Some modern technologies help convert the cells to the bone, but they may not provide the desired outcomes for all patients.
Why Is Bone Graft Necessary?
Some patients may not have the required amount of bone density. Several dental conditions like infections, periodontal disease, or injury cause bone loss. The jawbone cannot receive and support a dental implant unless it has sufficient bone density, which is vital for the treatment. In such conditions, the patient requires a bone graft procedure. It repairs and rebuilds the bone and provides support to the face. More importantly, bone grafts enable the jaw to receive and support the implant.
Some patients may require a bone graft before the dental implant procedure, depending on their bone density. The expert dentists of Radiant Dental Care can evaluate the dental condition and, if needed, perform a bone grafting procedure. Several types of bone grafts suit various dental conditions. The dentist would choose an ideal treatment that provides optimal results to the patient.
Radiant Dental Care is an equipped dentistry that provides the best dental treatments to patients. Call at (281) 991-6530 and book an appointment with the dentistry to know more about the bone graft treatment.