When people have had missing teeth, that haven’t been replaced with a restorative tooth replacement option, for a long period of time, they can begin to experience jawbone loss. A jawbone that has lost density is unable to support dental implants. Luckily, however, people with jawbone loss can still become candidates for dental implants in Williamsville, NY. Here is how those with jawbone loss can become candidates for restorative dental implants.
After Having A Bone Grafting Procedure, Can I Become A Candidate For Dental Implants In Williamsville, NY?
When people have jawbone loss, a bone grafting procedure is a surgery that is undertaken in order to restore the jawbone. This is done by placing and suturing a bone graft into place in the area of the jawbone where density has been lost. A bone grafting procedure restores the density and volume of the jawbone, making the jawbone strong enough to be able to successfully support dental implants.
Once the patient’s jawbone has been restored with a bone grafting procedure, they don’t just have a restored jawbone, they are a candidate for a dental implant procedure.
Am I A Candidate For Dental Implants After Restoring My Jawbone With a Bone Grafting Procedure?
While a bone grafting procedure does restore a jawbone that has low jawbone density, the jawbone needs to be continuously stimulated in order to stay healthy and strong. That is why people should become candidates for dental implants after they have a bone grafting procedure.
A dental implant post is designed to act like a natural tooth root. When the dental implant post is placed in a patient’s jawbone, it stimulates the jawbone, keeping it dense and strong like a natural tooth root would. The dental implant post also fuses with the jawbone, permanently restoring the patient’s smile.
The patient can then go to a skilled dentist to get a temporary prosthesis placed while the areas of the jawbone heal where the dental implant posts have been placed. The temporary prosthesis gives patients a functional and aesthetically pleasing smile while their final prosthesis is getting made. This is why, after restoring their jawbone loss with a bone grafting procedure, patients should get treated with dental implants after becoming a candidate for this restorative procedure.
See Us Now So We Can Determine Your Candidacy For Dental Implants
Have your missing teeth left you with jawbone loss, preventing you from restoring your smile with dental implants? In order to guarantee your candidacy for dental implants, you will need a bone grafting procedure first! Our highly skilled and knowledgeable oral surgeon, Dr. Sanil Nigalye, has provided countless bone grafting procedures to allow for the best dental implant procedures possible.
Don’t wait to enhance the look and function of your smile with us. Get in contact with Dr. Sanil Nigalye and our exceptional team at our Niagara Dental Implant & Oral Surgery office to schedule an appointment today!