Building bone up so that dental implants can be placed is just one of the services that we provide here at 7 Day Dental. It’s critical to understand what a dental implant is all about so you can get the big picture and where and where bone grafting is used best.
One of our dental implants is usually positioned in your mouth with the help of a titanium root that is fastened into the jaw bone. When this anchor is placed below the gum line in the actual jaw, we can put our replacement tooth or some manner of a bridge in the space and the result is much more secure than dentures.
However, it’s a good idea for us to make sure that the foundation is solid and there are several different reasons why you could have lost some jawbone over time. These include:
- Gum disease. Periodontal disease is quite common in people as they get older but that’s no reason for you to accept missing teeth or the loss of bone over time.
- Sometimes, the bone loss is unnatural and if you play a lot of sports or have been involved in some kind of accident, you might need our Anaheim bone grafting services to build up your jawbone before the implant can be placed.
- Even cavities and infection can cause the loss of bone over time if left untreated.
7 Day Dental has the experts on staff who will be able to determine if your jawbone is tall enough and wide enough to hold the dental implant. If that’s not the case, we will be able to help you out with bone grafting procedures that supply an excellent foundation for dental implants.
Because no two jawbones are exactly alike and no one has had exactly the same experiences, what we like to call Anaheim bone grafting is actually an umbrella term for several different services that are all designed to help you build up that all important part of your skeletal system. The graft itself can come from a variety of locations including other parts of your body or a donor cadaver. It doesn’t matter which route you take, the bone graft takes several months to fuse with the existing jawbone you already have.
If you’re interested in learning more about our Anaheim bone grafting procedures, we’d be happy to explain it to you in great detail.