What patients in San Carlos, CA need to know about dental bone grafts
If you are considering dental implants for tooth loss, you probably already know that some patients need to undergo dental work to prepare the mouth for the restoration. For dental implants to be successful, we may recommend a bone graft. At Peninsula Dental Implant Center, Dr. Gupta and her team have helped many patients enjoy renewed confidence and a restored smile with dental implants.
What are bone grafts and why do I need them?
To be properly supported, dental implants require sufficient bone density. When the jawbone has deteriorated, often due to missing teeth, patients may require a bone graft.
The tooth root is responsible for stimulating the jawbone. When tooth loss occurs, the bone lacks stimulation from the root and will deteriorate. Patients who have experienced tooth loss for several years without restoration often need bone grafts.
The procedure involves the use of a bone grafting material that is added to the jawbone to stimulate growth. After the procedure, the bone will begin to regenerate and become dense enough to support a dental implant.
Bone grafts improve the success of dental implants
Patients who have long suffered from missing teeth will benefit from bone grafts. The procedure allows the implants to be successful and long-lasting.
At Peninsula Dental Implant Center, we are committed to helping patients enjoy healthy, beautiful smiles with dental implants. Whether you have just suffered the loss of your teeth or have decided after multiple years of dentures that it’s time for a change, we’re here to walk you through the process. From the initial consultation, all the way through the final placement of your implants and restoration we will communicate with you and address any questions or concerns. If you are in the San Carlos area and considering dental implants, call us at (650) 232-7650.