While many patients seek the benefits of dental implants for tooth replacement, some may have inadequate bone mass to receive implant posts. Fortunately, many patients can qualify for treatment after a preparatory bone grafting procedure. The specialists at Northern Colorado Periodontics in Fort Collins, CO, perform all types of pre-implant bone grafting and ridge augmentation to help patients receive dental implants. With our expert care, you can achieve significantly improved oral health and a higher quality of life.
What is Bone Grafting?
After tooth loss, the body naturally begins to reabsorb the bone tissue, leading to bone loss. Patients who have worn traditional dentures or other restorations may have experienced significant thinning of the bony ridge. A bone graft can add bone tissue to this ridge to rebuild areas that have deteriorated and become recessed.
Bone grafting takes advantage of the body’s natural capacity to regenerate bone. When new bone is placed beside existing bone, a process of fusion begins, and the tissue can become a permanent part of the jaw. Patients can experience significant bone growth and sturdier bone density to support dental implants.
The procedure can be performed with a local anesthetic, but Northern Colorado Periodontics offers several sedation options to keep patients completely comfortable. If you undergo bone grafting with us, we can ensure you are fully informed and well taken care of every step of the way.