Bone Grafting at Center for Implant Dentistry, Fremont
My wife found Dr. Jain in a newspaper ad. We came in for a consultation. We got to see how some of the work looked, which made us interested in it . I got a total of 18 implants, 10 on the top and 8 on the bottom with full mouth reconstruction. They worked with my insurance to make the payments more affordable.
The dentists and staff are very professional and they made me feel very comfortable.
I am very pleased with the work, I haven't been this pleased since I had my natural teeth. These teeth look and feel more natural than my natural teeth did. I'm happy with my smile I even get compliments from some well known dentists in the area.
I'm 77 years old and my new teeth are a pleasure for me. You're never too young or too old to visit the center for implant dentistry to improve your smile. I would recommend the center for implant dentistry to anyone who has damaged teeth or who is in need of teeth replacement.
- Charles S.
ABOUT BONE LOSS
One of the most significant consequences of tooth loss is the breakdown of healthy bone tissue in the jaw. The jawbone is necessary not only for the stabilization of teeth but also for the support it provides to facial structure as a whole. Whether a single tooth is lost, a few teeth, or there are no natural teeth remaining in the mouth, bone loss will occur. The more teeth that are missing, the more degeneration will occur in the jaw. When considering dental implants as a form of tooth replacement, it is necessary to evaluate the condition of bone tissue in order to ensure the longevity of the results.
The successful placement of dental implants is dependent on the amount and quality of the jawbone at the treatment site. With sufficient bone to support them, dental implants can provide the same functionality as natural teeth. Results of fully stabilized implants can last a lifetime. Historically, patients with severe bone loss were not considered candidates for dental implants, forcing them to settle for a removable full or partial denture. Due to the breakdown of bone that occurs over time, most dentures become problematic, causing irritation and other problems. A poorly fitting denture can also exacerbate the problem of bone loss.
The expert dentists at the Dental Implant Center in Fremont know how to address numerous different situations. When bone loss is an issue, we may begin implant treatment with bone grafting to build up areas where more structure is needed.
THE GRAFTING PROCESS
Several bone-grafting techniques may be used. We select our technique based on the area of bone loss and other factors. Care by one of our dentists begins with a comprehensive evaluation that includes digital x-rays and CAT scans to assess the oral structure. Advanced diagnostics facilitates successful, healthy treatment.
The grafting procedure may involve taking a small amount of bone tissue from the patient and transplanting it to the graft site. In some cases, we may use grafting material from other sources that have been proven safe and reliable.
The grafting material is affixed to the bone at the treatment site. Over time, this will bond with existing bone and stimulate the growth of new tissue. Bone grafting usually stimulates new growth that allows patients to undergo implant surgery within six months of their graft treatment.
If you were told that you are not a candidate for dental implants due to insufficient bone structure, we may be able to help. Call Center for Implant Dentistry at (510) 338-4490 to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced implantologists.