Do I need block bone grafting to prepare my smile for dental implants?
Obtaining dental implants is the optimum goal for patients missing one or more teeth. Quality dental implants have continued to gain popularity due to their permanency. However, not everyone is considered a good candidate for dental implants, especially if they do not have sufficient bone in their jaw to ensure successful placement of this restoration.
Dental implant specialist, Dr. Shivani Gupta, DDS, Master ICOI of Peninsula Dental Implant Center serving San Carlos and Belmont, California, can talk to you about specific bone graft solutions such as block bone grafting.
What is block bone grafting?
Block bone grafting, also referred to as a monocortical block graft, is used to increase the width of the natural bone to prepare for future dental implant placement. This is done when patients experience bone loss to the alveolar bone that supports teeth.
When a tooth is lost, the bone will no longer have the stimulation needed from a natural tooth and will begin to shrink. Block bone grafting is the best way to prepare an area for the placement of a dental implant, ensuring a successful procedure and lasting results.
Will I experience discomfort from dental implants?
The process of bone grafting and the placement of implants is a process that can take some time. Most patients experience slight discomfort that is receptive to over-the-counter pain medications only if needed. Our team may also offer a prescription mouthwash to help keep the area clean as it heals, reducing discomfort and the risk of infection.
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Are you looking to address bone loss with grafting to get started with dental implants in the future? Are you serious about preparing the smile for dental implants to enjoy permanent replacement of one or more teeth?
We are here to help new and returning patients in and around the community seeking experienced, quality, and affordable care.
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