dent1Does your dentist recommend that you get bone grafting for your upcoming dental implants? Bone grafting is commonly required to allow for dental implants. While certain people have a healthy jaw with enough bone required to install a dental implant, others may have bone density loss. Sufficient bone structure is required to install a dental implant; therefore, bone grafting may be necessary prior to a dental implant procedure for those with a diminished jaw bone.

What is Bone Grafting?

So what exactly is bone grafting? Bone grafting is a procedure performed to increase the bone structure of the jaw. This procedure is minimally invasive. Bone minerals are surgically applied to the jaw structure. The body naturally utilizes these minerals to grow the jaw structure. The body’s natural jaw grafts onto the surgically added bone minerals. Once sufficient form has been added, the patient is ready to receive a dental implant.

Why Do I Need a Bone Graft?

Again, certain patients require a bone graft before receiving an implant, while other patients won’t. If you lack sufficient jaw bone mass, you may need a bone graft. People with certain diseases and afflictions may be more likely to need a bone graft. In addition, smokers often lack enough bone mass for a dental implant.

Talk to Your Mississauga Dentist

M Dental provides bone grafting and dental implant services right here in Mississauga. If your dentist recommends that you receive bone grafting and a dental implant, you can count on us. Feel free to get in touch to learn more about these procedures, or to schedule an appointment.