Jaw Bone Loss Can Prevent You from Getting Dental Implants
An important qualification for dental implants is having adequate jaw bone volume. The loss of bone in your jaw can affect your health and overall appearance, giving you an aged and sunken-in look. Additionally, bone loss restricts your qualifications for dental implant placement, as they require a sufficient amount of bone volume to be successful. When bone loss affects your jaw, Dr. Brian Francis can restore the lost volume with bone grafting procedures.
The Bone Graft Procedure and Outcome
When performing the bone graft procedure, Dr. Francis will take a small amount of bone tissue from your body or a donor source and convert it into bone granules. These granules are then placed at the site of bone loss and given time to heal, usually several months. The bone grafting material will fuse to your existing jaw bone to create acceptable levels necessary for successful implant placement. The titanium implant posts will be able to merge with your renewed bone and provide you with a stable hold.Watch Video
A Minimally Invasive and Virtually Pain-Free Bone Graft
Replacing lost teeth with dental implants is vital to both your oral and overall health—not to mention your self-confidence. Dr. Francis always takes a minimally invasive approach to bone grafting to help make sure your experience is as painless and quick to heal as possible. If you are anxious about the procedure, we offer sedation to calm your nerves and ensure you feel minimal discomfort. Visiting a highly trained doctor for your bone graft is important when considering dental implants. Dr. Francis has received advanced training and continuing education from the Spear Institute and is committed to patient comfort and minimally invasive techniques.