In some cases, those desiring dental implants have lost significant bone density in their jaw, making them poor candidates for implants. However, bone grafting is an oral surgery procedure that can offer a solution to improve the bone capacity in the jaw to allow dental implants for mouth reconstruction. At Stafford Oral Surgery & Specialists, we offer advanced bone grafting procedures that can help our patients achieve sufficient bone growth for dental implants and other treatments.
When tooth loss occurs or gum disease is present, bone atrophy is common in the jaw. This degeneration of the bone can limit the options for patients wanting to replace missing teeth with dental implants. Bone grafting uses live bone from the patient or other bone grafting materials to enhance the strength of the jaw and spur new bone growth. This procedure can give patients with bone loss the ability to support dental implants and improve their smile and oral function.
What are the Benefits of Bone Grafting?
Bone grafting is common in dental implant procedures, but can also be used for other oral surgeries. The grafting procedure can rejuvenate bone growth, improving the bone structure in the jaw and face. For dental implants, it provides the structure needed to support the implants, giving patients the option of fixed dentures or mouth reconstruction with dental implants.
Other benefits of oral or facial bone grafting include improving the aesthetics of the facial structure. Lost jaw bone or damaged bone in the face can change the appearance of the patient. Regeneration of the bone in the facial region can improve the support for muscles and tissues, helping patients regain their facial structure. This can add bone lost to disease, tooth loss or trauma, offering an improved appearance and function for the patient.
At Stafford Oral Surgery & Specialists, we offer several options in bone grafting for our patients with bone loss. To learn more, contact us today and schedule a consultation at our office to discuss the benefits of bone grafting for dental implants and other facial reconstruction.