Because a dental implant is inserted into your jaw bone, it is essential that your bone is dense enough to support the implant and bond with it. This will ensure that your implant is sturdy and that it does not require adjustments later on. If you are looking to receive a dental implant from Dr. Feriel El Ghaoui, she will ensure that your jaw bone is dense enough. If it is not, she may recommend a bone graft. This is a safe and effective procedure, and our team at Tara Hills Dental will monitor your during your treatment to ensure that you remain comfortable. By treating your smile with a bone graft in Pinole, California, our dentist can prepare your mouth for a permanent dental implant. Please contact us at 510-724-7474 to schedule your consultation today.
A bone graft is an oral surgery procedure that may be required if your jawbone is not dense or thick enough. During a bone graft, we will transplant a piece of bone from another area of your jaw or your body to your jawbone. While we typically see best results with bone taken from your own body, we can also utilize artificial bone material or bone fragments from a tissue bank if needed. Your jawbone then grows together with the grafted bone tissue, creating a stronger, more stable foundation.
You may need a bone graft if your bone density is insufficient to support a dental implant or another type of treatment. While bone grafts are most commonly needed for implant dentistry, they may also be required for certain types of periodontal therapy when bone has been lost due to gum disease. If your jawbone is not strong or thick enough to support a dental implant, our dentist may recommend a bone graft. After a tooth is lost or extracted, the jawbone begins to resorb, or deteriorate, at the site of the tooth extraction. This must be corrected before the dental implant is placed. To learn more about bone grafting and to discover whether dental implants and bone grafting are right for your smile, we invite you to call or visit us today. Our dentist and team are eager to care for your smile!