Often referred to as a “modern miracle” in dentistry, dental implants are the most advanced solution for replacing missing teeth. The key to a successful dental implant experience is adequate jaw support. Unlike dentures, dental implants use a titanium post that is surgically inserted into the jaw. This acts as an artificial tooth root and is the reason that dental implants can provide so many advantages over other tooth replacement options. Unfortunately, the bones that surround your teeth can deteriorate, due to infection, periodontal disease, injury or trauma.
If you have been told that you do not have sufficient jawbone to support successful dental implants, there is a solution. Bone grafting procedures are commonly performed to restore a patient’s eligibility for dental implants. Grafting surgery, which is only performed by specialized dentists, involves placing healthy bone in the damaged area to promote good bone strength and effective regeneration. Bone grafting is a very safe and highly successful procedure that allows patients to take advantage of a life-changing tooth replacement option.
If your jawbone is not thick enough or too soft, don’t count yourself out for dental implants. At Park South Dentistry, we have qualified dentists who can accurately determine your candidacy for dental implants. We do everything we can to ensure patients have a positive and rewarding experience using implants dentistry, including bone grafting when necessary.