When preparing you to get dental implants, Dr. Gene Flanagan may make some recommendations to help you have a successful procedure. One of the procedures our dentist may recommend is bone grafting. We perform bone grafting procedures in Arlington, Texas, to help you strengthen your jawbone. Schedule a consultation at 817-468-8600 to determine if you would benefit from this treatment.
A bone graft is an oral surgery procedure that may be required if your jawbone is not dense or thick enough. During a bone graft, we will a place materials in the extraction sight to preserve bone height. Your jawbone then grows together with the grafted bone tissue, creating a stronger, more stable foundation.
You may need a bone graft if your bone density is insufficient to support a dental implant or other types of treatment. Bone grafts are most commonly needed for implant dentistry. If your jawbone is not strong or thick enough to support a dental implant, our dentist may recommend a bone graft. After a tooth is lost or extracted, the jawbone begins to resorb, or deteriorate, at the site of the tooth extraction. The resorption must be corrected before the dental implant is placed.
To learn more about bone grafting and to discover whether dental implants and bone grafting are right for your smile, we invite you to call or visit us today. Our dentist and team are eager to care for your smile!