When people have missing teeth, their jawbone tissue can get reabsorbed due to a lack of nutrients, blood flow, and stimulation. A great treatment to rebuild bone is bone grafting. Bone grafting can make people who have low jawbone density candidates for dental implants in Richmond, VA .
Dental implants can not only improve a person’s smile, improve their ability to speak properly, and eat and drink their favorite items again, they can also improve their jawbone health.
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that replaces missing or damaged bone with healthy tissue. It is specifically used to improve the health and volume of the jawbone.
Jawbone density loss can occur for several reasons, including tooth loss. Tooth loss can cause the bone tissue left behind by missing teeth to become reabsorbed by the body because of a lack of stimulation, blood flow, and essential nutrients needed to strengthen and maintain the bone tissue. This makes it even more difficult to get restorative dental procedures, such as dental implants.
However, with bone grafting, people can restore their jawbone density so they can become candidates for dental implants. There are four main types of bone grafts patients can get treated with in their restorative bone grafting procedures so they can become candidates for dental implants:
Uses bone from the patient’s own body, such as from the hip or ribs.
Uses bone from a different donor source, usually a cadaver.
Uses bone from another species, such as a cow, pig, or sea animal.
Uses a synthetic material, such as calcium phosphate or calcium sodium phosphosilicate.
If people have jawbone loss and they are interested in getting treated with dental implants in Richmond, VA, then they should consider getting a bone grafting procedure. Not only can bone grafting improve the health of a patients smile, this procedure can also improve the look and structure of their face by providing excellent volume and density to their jawbone.
When you come to our caring and skilled office, you can become a candidate for dental implants through our proven bone grafting procedures. Don’t wait to improve your smile with us. Get in contact with our doctor, Dr. Robert B. Steadman at our office in Richmond, VA to schedule an appointment today!