When you lose a tooth (or multiple teeth), you are suddenly at risk for bone loss. Bone loss in your jaw will result in a weakened jawbone, which will not be able to provide the support necessary for a dental implant. Visiting a Winnipeg, Manitoba, dental professional experienced in bone grafting and dental implants will allow for a proper examination of your existing bone matter to determine if a bone graft may be necessary.
A bone graft is a procedure by which bone is taken from an external or internal source and added to existing bone matter. Dr. Hoda Hosseini and the team at ClearCare Periodontal and Implant Centre perform bone grafts for patients who require it.
If you do not have enough healthy bone to support teeth, oral functions, or dental implants, a bone graft may become necessary. Some situations which could compel you to inquire about a dental bone graft include:
If you have missing teeth, you may need a bone graft before getting a dental implant for tooth replacement. Your dental professional will be able to determine if this is necessary.
A bone graft involves the transfer of bone from either a donor or your own body to the implant site. In this process, the bone is built up or augmented for the optimal support of a dental implant. Donor bone material will often come from areas including the chin and jawline or sometimes from a bone bank. When you visit your dental professional, the options for bone graft material will be discussed, along with potential techniques for bone regrowth.
Bone grafts are commonly used to ensure your jawbone can support a new dental implant. Without sufficient bone in place, a dental implant will likely fail due to not having enough support to keep it in place.