Bone Grafting for Dental Implants
Dental implant technology has taken center stage as one of the premier ways to solve the issue of missing teeth for people around the world. However, because dental implants are surgically placed into the bone, enough bone material must exist for them to be anchored in place. When a patient does not have enough bone to support a dental implant, bone grafting procedures may be an option.
Bone grafting is a process whereby Dr. Won and the Brier Creek team surgically attaches bone material from the patient or a donor source to the site where the bone is needed. As the healing begins, the existing bone will naturally begin to fuse with the grafted bone, forming a stronger overall amount of bone. In time, the bone should be sturdy enough to support the titanium post of a dental implant.
Bone grafting in preparation for dental implants is extremely common and is a procedure that helps ensure treatment will be a success. This is because the implant posts must be inserted into a certain amount of healthy bone to ensure they will be held firmly in place while they gradually integrate with the bone.
The most crucial thing to ensure that the bone graft procedure is done by a specialist in implant dentistry. The correct choice of bone product for your situation is important but not as important as the surgeon. Dr. John Won in Brier Creek and Cary, NC is an internationally recognized, Board Certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. Dr. Won’s Brier Creek offices are equipped with cutting edge diagnostic equipment needed to perform bone grafting.