A bone graft can help people receive a dental implant who otherwise couldn’t due to poor jaw bone quantity or quality. If you’ve been missing a tooth for a while, the bone has likely deteriorated in that area of your jaw. When you come in to receive a dental implant, a bone graft can be done to promote bone growth, ensuring a stable and secure dental implant.
Hear from our patients regarding their bone grafting experience with our specialists. By listening to their stories, you can learn more about the procedure and how it might benefit you.
When teeth are missing from the dental arch, it can cause a variety of issues for your jaw bone, healthy teeth, and overall oral health. The jaw bone needs stimulation from chewing to remain healthy, so when teeth fall out or are extracted, the jaw is at risk for atrophy. Bone grafting procedures are available to both prevent and restore the damage caused by atrophy. Your oral surgeon can place a bone graft after extraction to prevent bone deterioration. He can also place it to restore height and width to the jaw where a tooth has been missing for an extended length of time.
Bone grafting most commonly benefits patients who want dental implants but lack the bone support for successful implant placement. It is also popular among patients who are undergoing extractions and want to restore their teeth with dental implants in the future.
Our doctors can perform 4 different types of bone grafting procedures—we will determine which type fits your needs during your consultation. The length of time you have been missing teeth, where teeth were in the dental arch, and the level of jaw bone atrophy are all determining factors. We will discuss all of your options when you come into the office, but you can read general information about each type of bone grafting procedure below:
If a dentist or oral surgeon has previously told you that you do not qualify for dental implants because of lack of bone support, please contact one of our offices in Ashland, KY, or Beckley, Charleston, Huntington, Hurricane, Kanawha City, or Parkersburg, WV. Whether you suffer from mild or severe bone loss, we are confident we can restore your smile.