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Who Is An Ideal Candidate For Bone Grafting?

Posted on 10/10/2022 by Office of Dr. James A. Krippaehne
Who Is An Ideal Candidate For Bone Grafting?Having missing or damaged teeth can lower the quality of your life. Luckily, you can consider cosmetic dentistry procedures to improve your smile. A dental implant is a long-lasting solution for teeth replacement. It resembles and functions like a normal tooth. However, you'll need an adequate amount of jaw bone to succeed in dental implants. If you have low jaw bone density, the dentist might recommend bone grafting. This involves adding volume and density to the jawbone. Continue reading and learn some reasons why you might need bone grafting.

Gum Diseases

When gum disease progresses, the infection can lead to jawbone deterioration. This can affect the gum tissues leading to excessive teeth loss. Because of this, the dentist may suggest bone grafting as part of your comprehensive treatment plan to replace the lost tissue with grafting materials.

Jaw Bone Loss

Bone loss can affect your facial appearance. If you don't have a healthy bone structure, the skin around the jaw can become wrinkled, and you may look older than usual. Your dentist can recommend dental bone grafting to replace the missing bone.

Dental implant

Do you want to replace missing teeth? A dental implant is a durable solution to enhance your smile. It involves screwing artificial roots into the jawbone. In this case, a good jawbone density is required to ensure a strong foundation for the implant. That's why a dentist may perform bone grafting to increase the amount of bone in the jaw area.

Tumor Removal

Oral cancer can develop on the surface of your mouth, gum, or lips. The surgeon might recommend oral surgery to remove the tumor and prevent other health issues. During the surgery, a small portion of the jawbone may be removed. In this case, the specialist may perform a reconstructive dental jaw bone graft to restore the appearance of your jaw. Bone grafting is painless and has a high success rate. Your dental care provider will advise you on the options concerning bone grafting.

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