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What Fremont patients need to know about bone grafting surgery

If you’re considering dental implants, you may have been surprised to learn that the surgery is not always possible without some dental work to prepare the mouth. In fact, many patients who are considering dental implants learn that in order to support the implant, they must first have a bone grafting procedure performed. Here, the doctors at the Center for Implant Dentistry answer several commonly asked questions about dental bone grafting:

My dentist told me I would need to have a bone grafting surgery in order to receive dental implants. What is it?

Bone grafting for dental procedures involves adding bone material to the jaw in order to stimulate the growth of the jawbone. After the grafting procedure, the bone grows into the necessary places in order to support the implant.

Why is bone grafting necessary?

Patients who need bone grafting do not have enough density in their jawbone to support the insertion of a dental implant. This could be due to illness or gum disease. It also happens frequently in patients who put off dental implants after a tooth, or teeth, are lost. Many patients don’t realize that the roots of our teeth stimulate the jawbone. Without that stimulation, the jawbone can begin to deteriorate and lead to the necessity of a bone grafting procedure.

Can I still have implants inserted?

Yes! In fact, with bone grafting your dental implants will be stable and long lasting. Often patients who don’t have enough bone density, but who go ahead with the implants find that the implants do not last as long as if they had the surgery beforehand.

Furthermore, at the Center for Implant Dentistry, our team can provide the bone grafting procedure and insert the implant at the same time, instead of waiting for several months in order for the bone to heal. Our advanced technology allows us to know exactly where to insert the implant.

If you live in the Fremont area and you would like more information about dental implants and your options, call the Center for Implant Dentistry today.

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