Dental Implants and Bone Grafting: Making an Informed Decision

Dental Implants

Dental implants are always a popular, effective solution for replacing missing teeth. However, when you require implants and don’t have the necessary bone support, a bone grafting procedure may be needed to ensure your success. If you are considering dental implants, it’s important to understand how bone grafting works and the relationship between these two procedures. Throughout this article, we will explore the benefits of dental implants after a bone grafting procedure to help you make an informed decision about your dental health. 

Should You Get Dental Implants After a Bone Grafting Procedure? 

Bone grafting is a surgical procedure to augment or rebuild the jaw bone. It’s performed when there’s an insufficient bone mass available for restorative treatment to be made. During the procedure, bone grafting material that’s either naturally sourced or synthetic is inserted into the defective area. Gradually, your body goes through osseointegration to mend the bone grafting material together, creating a stronger foundation. 

So, what makes bone grafting procedures vital for some yet not others? Bone grafting procedures are often recommended for a variety of reasons, including: 

  • Adequate Bone Support: A successful dental implant procedure requires adequate bone support to anchor the implant securely. The implant can fall out or fail to integrate properly without adequate bone density. An unstable implant defeats the purpose of protecting your oral health, and bone grafting helps address the issue by improving its chances of success. 
  • Stability and Functionality: Combining a dental implant procedure with bone grafting means your mouth will be more stable and functional, improving your oral health and chewing capabilities. 
  • Prevents Further Bone Loss: Bone grafting and dental implants both stimulate the jawbone, which helps preserve your jawbone’s health and prevents further bone loss from occurring. 
  • Preserves Jaw Features: Most of all, combining bond grafting with dental implants preserves your jawbone features, restoring your ability to chew and speak properly, and preserves your natural features. 

Deciding whether or not to proceed with dental implants after a bone grafting procedure can be personal. That’s why we recommend speaking with your oral surgeon about your overall health, the procedure’s costs, and the implants’ success after a bone grafting procedure. Your oral surgeon will be able to guide you through the process, explain the potential risks and benefits, and help you determine the best course of action for your desired outcomes. 

Choose University Oral Surgery Center For a Consultation!

Considering dental implants after recovering from a bone grafting procedure, it’s important to weigh the benefits and consult with our dental professionals at University Oral Surgery Center. Under Dr. Ramin Shabtaie’s and his team’s care, we can help you make the right decision for your oral health. Contact our office in Los Angeles, CA, today by calling (310) 208-3471 to schedule an appointment to see if dental implants are the right choice for you.

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