At Dhir Dentistry of San Diego, California, we are excited to offer a wide range of services for patients to consider when it comes to replacing one or more missing teeth. One popular choice is the dental implant, but this treatment requires sufficient bone to place the implant into the jaw. In situations like this, our team may recommend bone grafting procedures.
Bone grafting is a procedure that involves replacing missing bone in your body with donor bone, synthetic material, or your own bone. This procedure is commonly performed to repair fractures and treat conditions such as bone loss in the jaw due to missing teeth.
If you are undergoing dental surgery for cavities or advanced periodontal disease that involve the removal of damaged teeth, it may be necessary to replace the missing tissue with new bone from elsewhere in your body so that the dentist can place a dental implant. Dental implants are a highly desirable tooth replacement option for most patients and are ideal for those who want to avoid traditional dentures or other solutions such as bridges.
During your consultation visit with Dr. Sanjay Dhir of Dhir Dentistry, you will undergo a series of dental X-rays to examine the bone structure of the jaw and determine if the placement of a dental implant will be successful without bone grafting. Patients can prepare their smiles with bone grafting if they are interested in using dental implants in the future.
If you are interested in dental implants but do not have sufficient bone for successful placement, call the office of Dr. Sanjay Dhir to schedule an evaluation appointment.