One of the biggest reasons why patients are turned away for dental implant treatment is because they don’t have enough bone. Inadequate bone height can be caused by gum disease, or having a tooth pulled in the past.
Grafts place natural or artificial bone into the jaw at the site where the implant is to be placed, allowing new bone to grow. New bone fuses both with the jaw as well as around the implant root, so that the prosthesis is anchored for life.
Types of Bone Grafts
Bone grafts can come from your own body, a donor source (such as sterilized bone,) and even artificial. It can be placed at the time of the implant surgery or sinus lift, right after an extraction of a tooth. For patients that lack a considerable amount of bone a bone graft might be done before placing the implants to grow the bone . The type of graft that you select will depend on the extent of bone loss, oral health, and personal preferences.
At our office, we use 3D CBCT scanning technology to optimize the precise placement of every implant for every patient. In some cases, bone grafts can be avoided, thanks to the advanced imaging process.
Don’t Take No For An Answer
If you’ve been turned away by other Beaverton implant dentists, you might have another option. Say goodbye to bulky, cumbersome dentures and see how our dental implants can give you a permanent new smile that you’ll always feel confident showing off. Call our office and schedule a consultation with Dr. Michael Negru today!