Are you in need of a dental implant? Dental implants are tooth replacement treatments that are designed to place a permanent tooth-like material in your mouth that can easily and effectively replace lost or missing teeth. However, dental implants require a strong jaw that can effectively hold the implants in place. If your jaw is not strong enough to support a dental implant, a bone graft must be used.
According to the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), bone grafting treatments are necessary if your jaw is too weak, too soft, or too frail to effectively hold a dental implant in place. A bone grafting treatment removes a section of bone from one area of your body and grafts it onto your jawbone to help strengthen and support your jaw.
In some situations, and artificial bone graft can be designed and implemented for use as well. However, bone grafting procedures are not an easy fix, and often takes several months to fully bond and strengthen to your job. Only after the procedure is fully healed, can a dental implant be installed.
To learn more about which service you would prefer for treating your missing teeth, contact Dentistry on 1st LLC at 520-292-0606. Come visit Dr. Cody Skinner and our team at our dentist office in Tucson, Arizona by booking an appointment at your earliest convenience. Take the time to protect your teeth today!