Could Bone Grafting Prepare Smiles for Implants?

November 9, 2021

When you lose your teeth, this could lead to more than a gap in your smile. Over time, the bone tissue could degrade and cause an older appearance, additional missing teeth, and complicate your ability to receive dental implants. To correct this, your Olathe, KS, dentists may recommend a jawbone grafting procedure.

How We Lose Mass in Our Smile

When the body recognizes the loss of a tooth root, it will suspend or divert the flows of key nutrients away from the tissue around the missing root. Without these regular doses of calcium and phosphorus, the bone tissue actually begins to break down. Over time, this means additional missing teeth and for some, an older appearance. Your jaw could also be unable to support a dental implant, limiting your options to treat tooth loss. Dental implants actually help preserve jawbone tissue, preventing the loss of mass and density, so rebuilding your smile to support them could allow you to enjoy new teeth ready to last a lifetime.

Jawbone Grafting

First, we will administer a numbing agent and possibly sedation to help you remain comfortable throughout the procedure. Next, we need to take bone tissue from the rear of your jaw, or possibly your hip, and use it to fortify the tissues rebuilding what has been lost. We could also use synthetic or donor tissues too. The tissue bonds with the jaw, and when they heal, you have a smile ready to receive one or more dental implants. Once these new tooth roots are in place, this helps stimulate the growth of the tissues and preserves your jaw and facial structure.

Placing Your New Teeth

We will use digital technology to plan and guide the placement process, ensuring your new teeth rest at an angle to properly support new crowns or dentures. The prosthetic or crowns we craft will be custom-made with lifelike and durable materials, so you can smile and eat with confidence. If you have missing teeth then talk to us today. We can start care now so you use any remaining dental benefits, and also gain a new smile before the hectic holiday season begins! If you have any questions about how we address tooth loss, then please contact our team today to learn more. We want to help everyone smile with ease and confidence again!

Do You Have Questions About Implant Dentistry?

We would like to rebuild your smile and offer you a chance to eat your favorite foods again! Schedle an appointment today and learn more about prepping your smile for new teeth. You can also call E-Care Dentistry in Olathe, KS, today at 913-210-1701. Find our office at 15010 S Black Bob Road Olathe, KS 66062. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, and all surrounding communities.