The Role of Bone Grafting For Implants
Bone grafting involves the process of adding bone material to an area with insufficient bone density or volume. This provides a solid foundation and support for the implant, increasing its chances of integration with the surrounding jawbone.
During the implant surgery itself, after placing the artificial tooth root into your jawbone, if necessary, a small amount of bone graft material may be added around it to promote stability and enhance osseointegration - when new bone cells grow around and integrate with the implant surface. Bone grafting is essential for patients who have experienced significant bone loss due to tooth extraction or periodontal disease. It helps create a solid foundation that supports long-term success with dental implants.
The Procedure for Dental Implants
Before starting the implant procedure, the oral surgeon Tustin, CA will administer local anesthesia to numb the area where the implant will be placed. Then, a small incision is made in the gums to expose the bone. A hole is drilled into the bone, and the titanium post is placed. The post is then secured with screws. Over the course of the next weeks, the post fuses to the bone through osseointegration. When the fusion is complete, a post is attached to the implant, and a dental crown or another restoration is placed on top.