Bone Grafting for Dental Implants & Bridges

When it comes to dental implants, the foundation — which is the bone quality and quantity in the jaw — plays a pivotal role in ensuring the longevity and success of the implant. For those who lack the necessary bone support, bone grafting presents an excellent solution.

Understanding the Bone Grafting Process

Bone grafting, in the context of dentistry, involves transplanting bone tissue to the jawbone to increase its volume. This procedure becomes necessary when a patient does not have sufficient natural bone, which can be due to reasons such as:

  • Previous extractions
  • Gum disease
  • Injuries
  • Birth defects

The Process

  1. Consultation: First and foremost, a thorough assessment is done to ascertain the need for bone grafting. Modern imaging techniques offer a detailed look at the existing bone structure.
  2. Type of Bone Graft: Depending on the patient’s needs, the source of the bone graft can be from the patient’s body, a donor, an animal source or synthetic materials.
  3. Surgery: The procedure involves placing the bone graft material into the region where more bone is needed. Over time, the graft creates a bridge, allowing new bone growth.
  4. Recovery: Post-procedure, there is a waiting period for the grafted bone to mesh with the natural bone, creating a solid foundation for the dental implant.

Safety and Comfort: Bone Grafting for Dental Implants

There is often apprehension surrounding surgical procedures. However, with the state-of-the-art equipment and techniques employed at Periodontal Associates:

  • Minimal Risk: With seasoned professionals at the helm, complications are rare. The procedure has a high success rate, given that it is executed under strict sterile conditions and with top-notch materials.
  • Pain-Free Experience: Local anesthesia ensures the process is comfortable. Most patients recount their experience as painless, with mild post-operative discomfort easily managed with over-the-counter pain relief.

The Ideal Bone Foundation for Dental Implants

For a dental implant to be successful, it needs to integrate securely with the bone, ensuring stability and functionality. Typically, the ideal amount of bone should be at least one and a half to two millimeters around the implant. However, individual needs may vary, making consultations with Dr. Dan Thousand or Dr. Katelyn Fleming essential to gauge the exact requirements. With the unparalleled expertise of our periodontists, you are ensured an experience marked by precision, care and success. Schedule your bone graft for dental implants and bridges in Centennial, Colorado.

Trust us with your dental health by calling us at 303-795-5700 to start your periodontal journey toward a better smile.