Why Some People Require It
Bone grafting is required for patients who have experienced jaw bone loss and cannot support the dental implant. Bone loss can result from many different things, such as:
- Tooth decay
- Tooth extraction
- Untreated gum disease (periodontitis)
- Inadequate oral hygiene
When a tooth is lost or removed without being replaced, the jaw can begin to deteriorate. Additionally, the surrounding teeth begin to shift toward the missing space, causing a misalignment which can wreak havoc on your teeth when chewing. Fortunately, a bone graft can help reverse any bone loss and help patients regain their oral health. Regardless of the cause, grafting provides patients with a safe and long-term tooth loss solution.
California Dental Care
As you can see, the reason why some people need bone grafting for dental implants depends on how much bone structure they have in their jaw. If you are unsure if you’ll need this procedure or not, you can schedule a consultation with us where we’ll take X-rays to determine if your jaw can support an implant. If you have any other questions, you can always reach us by phone at (707) 741-6090, or you can click here to contact us on our website.