Were you aware that there are multiple procedures available to help replace lost or missing teeth? Although removable dentures are often the most well-recognized form, permanent replacements can also be used including dental implants.
Dental implants are tooth replacement treatments that are attached directly to your jawbone. However, if your jawbone is too weak or too frail to support a dental implant, a bone grafting procedure will be required.
Bone grafting treatments are necessary to hold implants in place when your jaw is not strong enough to do the task. According to the AAOMS, also known as the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, bone grafting procedures are recommended if your jawbone is too soft, too frail, or too weak in the event that a dental implant is needed.
Bone grafting treatments remove a section of bone from your body or use a special bone grafting material to place a graft directly onto your jawbone for strength and support. Only after the bond between the bone graft and your jawbone is fully in place, can a dental implant be installed. This process may take several months. However, it is required if you wish for a dental implant to be used.
To discuss your bone grafting and dental implant options with Dr. Michael Shnayder and the rest of our team at Village Pointe Oral Surgery, simply book an appointment at our office in Omaha, Nebraska. Our number is 402-317-5657. The future of your oral health is yours to control, let us help make it great!