Restorative dental procedures such as placing dental implants often require preliminary steps such as bone grafting to ensure successful dental restoration. If you are planning to undergo dental implant placement, our dentist will check the area of your jawbone that is receiving implants to detect any weakness or loss of density in the bone structure that may prevent the placement of the implant. If your jawbone can’t support a dental implant, we may recommend a bone grafting procedure to increase bone density.
It is necessary to have a strong jawbone that can properly support a dental implant, or else your dental restoration may not endure a lifetime of use. To add height and density to a weak area of the bone structure so that it can support a dental implant, our dentist can perform bone grafting, which consists of grafting material to existing tissue so that the desired density is achieved. The grafting material used in the procedure can come from a variety of sources, such as a separate area of your body, a bone bank that offers processed bone or a synthetic material.
It typically takes a few months for the graft to properly fuse with natural bone tissue and form a strong structure that can properly support an implant. The next step is to place the dental implant, attaching the titanium abutment first and when following up with the dental restoration when the jaw is ready.
Please feel free to contact Bertha D. Bravo, Dentist PC at 516-485-1145 today if you would like to speak with Dr. Bertha Bravo about the process of bone grafting in Hempstead, New York.