When planning for dental implants, it is not unusual to learn that the jawbone has deteriorated due to tooth loss and that it is not strong enough to support an implant. In these cases, a bone graft is often recommended. While the procedure may sound intimidating, in fact, bone grafting has become routine and predictable and in most cases, a minimally invasive procedure.
The bone grafting material that will be placed in your jaw becomes a “biological placeholder.” Initially, it will prevent the collapse of the surrounding tissue. Over time, through a process known as “guided tissue regeneration,” your body will be fooled biochemically to recognize the graft as your own bone. Eventually, the graft will be resorbed and replaced with natural bone.
If you require a dental implant, Dr. Dalla at Ora Dentistry will be here for you throughout the entire process. If bone grafting is required due to bone loss, we will use the latest techniques to create an environment strong enough to effectively support your implant.