Dental implants are usually recommended to patients when they are looking to replace missing teeth. However, some patients experience bone loss which makes their jawbones not strong enough to support a dental implant. Dr. Ching and her team at York Mills Dental offer bone grafting to replace the missing bone, creating a stronger base to support the implant.
Our York Mills dentist will take a section from another area of your body, usually from around your wisdom teeth or bone granules, or use a special material and graft it onto your jaw bone. You will need to wait for several months while the graft creates enough new, strong bone to make sure that the dental implant will be stable and secure. Once the healing is complete, our dentists will proceed with the dental implant procedure.
While time-consuming, bone grafts can be an essential and necessary part of any implant process. After surgery, you may experience some discomfort such as gum or skin swelling, bruising, or minor bleeding, but these common side effects dissipate quickly. You are also restricted to consuming soft foods while your mouth heals after each stage of the bone graft and implant procedure.
To learn more about bone grafting and dental implants, contact our York Mills Dental office to schedule a consultation today.
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