Much like a foundation for a house, bone serves as the supporting structure for dental implants
. In order for the bone to provide the necessary support needed for dental implants, there must be a sufficient amount of bone available, both in width and height. However, when natural teeth are lost, the jawbone shrinks, making it not viable to support dental implants.
An effective solution to this problem is bone grafting, which repairs an inadequate bone structure with previous extractions that are taken from a tissue bank or from the patient’s jaw, hip, or tibia. Our Ormond Beach Periodontics and Implant Dentistry practice
uses bone grafts to repair implant sites so that we can successfully restore dental functionality and aesthetic appearance for our patients.