Unfortunately, not every person who needs dental implants qualifies for treatment. If you have lost too much bone tissue, your jaw may not be able to support implants at all.
At Staten Island Aesthetic & Implant Dentist, our doctors can perform a bone grafting procedure to boost your candidacy and increase your chances of successful treatment.
How can bone grafting at our Staten Island, NY, practice help?
About Bone Grafting
Once a bone graft is placed, it will serve as a scaffold over the next few months while your own bone grows around it. In fact, by the time the graft has healed, the grafting material will have been absorbed by the body. The newly strengthened treatment site will serve as a foundation for your implants.
Bone grafting material can be derived from a few different sources, including the patient’s mouth, animal or donor tissue, and synthetic materials. The type which is most appropriate for your treatment will depend on your unique situation.
Sedation Dentistry for Your Comfort
Drs. Hecht and Hecht provide sedation dentistry for the comfort of our patients. We can administer oral conscious sedation or nitrous oxide, based on your individual needs. We understand that many patients delay treatment due to fear of the dentist. With sedation, we can help our patients relax and have a truly positive experience.
Bone Grafting Allows More Patients to Receive Dental Implants
After a tooth is lost or extracted, many patients suffer from jawbone atrophy, which can limit their ability to receive dental implants. A natural byproduct of tooth loss, bone degradation can cause bone width to be substantially reduced, even after the first year. At our Staten Island, NY, practice, Drs. Alex Hecht and Jason Hecht can perform a bone graft to replace lost tissue and restore your candidacy for implants, so you can take advantage of this life-changing procedure.
What Causes Jawbone Deterioration?
When healthy teeth perform natural functions, such as chewing, this action stimulates the nerves within the jaw. This keeps the bone dense and healthy, providing a firm foundation for the roots. When teeth are lost or removed, the jawbone no longer receives stimulation and the supporting bone begins to shrink.
Our doctors can perform a bone graft to replace lost tissue and restore your candidacy for implants, so you can take advantage of this life-changing procedure.
This bone atrophy begins as soon as the tooth is removed, and gradually continues over time. The longevity of dental implants is dependent on the quality of bone that supports them. In order for an implant to heal properly, it must be embedded in strong, healthy bone. Patients who have experienced bone loss may not be eligible for implant treatment.