Bone grafting is required when the existing jaw bone is not dense enough or is too soft to accommodate a dental implant securely. Periodontal disease, sustained wearing of dentures and certain developmental defects, injury or trauma might lead to a jaw bone defect or bone deterioration.
Experiencing any of these issues, or even with just the daily wear and tear of chewing food, a weak jaw bone won’t be able to support a new implant restoration and this could lead to an undesirable aesthetic outcome, difficulty maintaining the implant or even failure of the new implant itself.
Bone density is therefore assessed at consultation and if you require grafting to correct the shape of your jaw bone, there are several bone graft materials and techniques that can be used.
Natural bone grafted from another area on your body or a synthetic material may be used but can take several months for any transplanted material to grow enough new bone tissue to support a dental implant. In some cases, however, you may only require minor bone grafting which can be carried out at the same time as your implant surgery.
Bone Grafting or ‘’guided bone regeneration,’’ has been shown to greatly improve aesthetic outcomes and increase the chances of successful dental implant placement which lasts for many years. At LPID, Dr David Holmes continues to achieve remarkable results for his patients using the most advanced techniques.
If you would like to find out more about Bone grafting or Implant surgery at LPID please contact us on: 0207 563 9989.
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