Bone grafting for dental implants in Kent
Maybe you’ve lost several teeth over a period of time and your jawbone has started to deteriorate. Perhaps you suffered tooth trauma as a result of an injury with significant bone loss. Or you may have had multiple tooth extractions over the years due to gum disease or decay, leaving almost no remaining bone for teeth replacements. Alternatively, you may have experienced gradual bone loss from wearing dentures.
Regardless of the reason you want to get dental implants, you may have heard that you are not an ideal candidate due to lack of bone in your jaw. However, modern advancement in implant dentistry has made dental implants possible for patients with significant bone loss. At the Centre for Aesthetic Periodontics and Implantology in Kent, we offer high-quality bone grafts to patients with insufficient bone who wish to have dental implants.
What is bone grafting?
The success and longevity of your dental implants in Kent is possible only when there is sufficient supporting bone and tissue present. Whether jawbone is lacking in height or width, it can be increased or replaced with bone grafting.
Essentially, a bone graft creates a sturdy foundation for implants to be securely placed. The type of graft you receive depends on the current condition of your jawbone. If you have lost a lot of teeth over many years, the bone loss will be substantial. Your Dentist will use either some of your own bone (taken from another part of your mouth) or synthetic bone granules to build upon the deteriorated bone. If you experience advanced bone loss a larger piece of bone will be required. Once healed, the graft site should be as solid as natural bone and provide a sturdy foundation for your dental implants.
We use several different types of bone and tissue grafting materials to supplement or replace your natural bone. To learn more about bone grafting and dental implants in Kent, please contact us today.