Bone Grafting

Written By Picacho Family Dental on November 1, 2019

Bone Grafting Sometimes, bones deteriorate for known and unknown causes.

Your jawbone supports your teeth, so it’s important to make sure that your jawbone is in tip-top shape to accommodate your dental implants. 

Bone grafting is the perfect bone-strengthening solution for you if your doctor or dentist finds that your jaw needs reinforcement. Here is all you need to know about the procedure, as well as what would happen if you didn’t opt for this procedure. 

What is Bone Grafting?

Bone grafting is a special type of jawbone preparation for dental implants. 

If you desire to get dental implants put in – from single-tooth implants to complete oral implants – your jawbone needs to be able to support the implant as well as absorb the impact of surgery. 

Bone grafting reinforces your jawbone by surgically fusing bone, or bone-like material, to the bone to strengthen it and accommodate the implants.

Bone grafting is the first step in dental implant surgery for those with deteriorating jawbones. After grafting the new bone or material to your jawbone, you must wait for a few months before undergoing implant surgery. This ensures that the bone has time to fuse properly and strengthen enough to withstand the implants.

What Can Happen if You Don’t Opt for Bone Grafting?

The short of it is, without enough bone structure, the professionals at Picacho Dental cannot perform implant surgery on you. 

If you didn’t opt for bone grafting before implant surgery and did get implants, the implants would eventually loosen from your jaw and make it extremely uncomfortable to talk and eat.

Is Bone Grafting in Yuma Right for You?

Dr. Jason Lemmon, D.D.S  is trained in I.V. sedation and dental surgery. He will help you determine if you need bone grafting before your dental implant surgery and perform the implant surgery once your jawbone is grafted.

If you would like to learn more about bone grafting and dental implants, feel free to contact us for an appointment or call (928) 318-6359.

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