However, to place a dental implant, you must have a sufficient amount of healthy bone structure in the area where the implant will be placed.
But sometimes, typically when teeth are lost or removed without immediate replacement, bone loss can occur. Luckily, if you don’t have enough bone to serve as a strong, sturdy, and long lasting anchor for your dental implant, a bone graft may be recommended.
A bone graft is a procedure that augments the healthy bone in your jaw to stimulate regeneration that further restores your jawbone structure. Once you are fully healed from the procedure, you will be ready to receive dental implants, which not only replace your missing teeth but also helps prevent further jawbone loss.
Are you ready to restore your smile? Then contact Family & Implant Dentistry of Stuart for more information or to schedule your bone graft consultation today.
Preventive Dental Exams
During your preventive dental exam, your dentist and oral hygienist will take certain steps to help the health of your mouth, including:
- Evaluate your overall oral health.
- Discuss oral hygiene best practices and habits.
- Check your bite and jaw for any issues.
- Evaluate your risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and oral cancer.
- Evaluate existing tooth restorations.
- Take dental x-rays, if necessary.
Keep your mouth clean, healthy, and beautiful by scheduling a dental exam and cleaning with our experienced dentists today. Family & Implant Dentistry of Stuart to learn more!