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If you’re excited about replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant, you may have been disappointed to find out as part of the screening process that your jaw bone is not strong and thick enough to support the implant post, a vital component to having a dental implant. Fortunately, our Brooklyn cosmetic dentist can do bone grafting as a solution to that problem. At Contemporary Dental Implant Centre, we’re the experts when it comes to everything related to dental implants, and that includes bone grafting. Without this valuable procedure, you would have to settle for a bridge or removable dentures, both of which lack the many benefits of having an implant.
One of the key differences that distinguish implants from bridges and dentures is that it consists of both a new tooth and a new root. It’s this replacement root, a titanium post, for which bone grafting might be necessary. Our Brooklyn cosmetic dentist surgically places the post into your jaw, which grows around it over the next few months. Eventually, your jaw bone fuses with the post and you have a strong, durable, and reliable base for your implant. But if your jaw isn’t sufficiently thick, you would not be considered a good candidate for a dental implant.
The process of bone grafting works by taking bone tissue from another part of your body, or using bone provided from a tissue bank, to transplant into your jaw. Once our Brooklyn cosmetic dentist does this, there is a waiting period while new bone grows around the transplanted bone, resulting in a thicker and stronger jaw; one that is capable of holding the post for your implant.
Our Brooklyn cosmetic dentist will estimate how long it should take before you can then have the implant post placed. The good news is that with bone grafting, you will have as strong and dependable an implant as someone who did not undergo bone grafting. And when you consider that a dental implant can last a lifetime, it’s a small procedure to undergo in order to qualify for an implant.