Traditionally in oral surgery, dental implants require strong jaw bones. If your jawbone is not strong enough for dental implants, it won’t hold in place. However, bone grafting treatments allow your jaw to be strengthened to give you the support you need. Even if your jawbone is currently too week or frail to hold an implant, bone grafting treatments are successful enough to give you the strength your jawbone needs.
According to the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons (AAOMS), bone grafts are recommended if your jawbone is too soft, too frail, too thin, or too weak to successfully hold an implant in place. Typically, bone grafts move a bone from one section of your body and insert it into your jaw. However, bone grafting substitutes and alternatives such as artificial graphs can be used. A bone graft usually takes several months to strengthen with the bone to allow it strong enough to give you the jaw strength needed. Speak with your dentist to determine if bone grafting treatments are needed.
If you are need of bone grafts, visit us soon. If you would like Dr. Todd A. Williams and our team at Williams and Williams Facial and Oral Surgery to bring you in for an oral exam to determine which treatment is best for you, please contact our dentist office in Dallas, Texas, by calling us at 214-691-0101. We will be glad to help you achieve the results you are looking for.