Why do I need bone grafting before getting my dental implant?
If Dr. Keledjian or an oral surgeon recommended that you have bone grafting prior to your dental implant procedure, it usually means that you do not have adequate bone to successfully support a dental implant. Do not worry, we may be able to help.
Tooth loss and periodontal disease both contribute to bone loss. We can determine your bone levels with x-rays and make a diagnosis based on our findings. If bone grafting is necessary, Dr. Keledjian will explain the entire procedure to you prior to treatment.
How does bone grafting work?
Essentially, Dr. Keledjian will place donor bone (either from you, a donor, or artificial bone) at the site requiring regeneration. Your body should take over at that point by integrating
Bone grafting allows us to regenerate your bone so that you have enough density to support a dental implant. Because your implant will absorb force from chewing, it needs to be imbedded securely in order to maintain longevity and stability.
While bone grafting adds another step to your implant procedure, Dr. Jason Keledjian wants to support your oral health and take every precaution to ensure its success.
Contact Keledjian Dental
If you think you may need bone grafting or if you have questions about it, please give us a call at (559) 673-2257 or fill our our contact form and we will answer all of your questions.