What Exactly Does Dental Bone Grafting Fix?
For patients who are missing one or more teeth and wish to create a more natural-looking smile, dental implants can be a wonderful cosmetic option. To achieve this look, implant posts are placed directly into the jawbone, where crowns are then attached to the top of the posts to create an artificial, functional replacement tooth.
Often, however, jawbone in areas with missing teeth shrinks and deteriorates over time. To give our patients the best chance of success with implant placement, the bone into which the implant is placed needs to be as thick and dense as possible. A common method for building up bone in the jaw in preparation for implant ...