Teeth play an important role in maintaining the health and volume of the jaw bone. When teeth are lost, the bone begins a resorption process, shrinking in height and width. Often extensive bone loss can result in the impossibility of an implant being placed without a bone graft, along with the loss of natural facial contours and structure. Traditionally, bone grafting required taking bone from the patient, such as the hip or another part of the jaw, and ground and replaced in the jaw. However, today, donor bone is harvested and processed to produce a material that is safe, economic, and comfortable. Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that requires a healing period while the existing bone and graft integrate. We are experienced and skilled in this procedure, leveraging the use of advanced technologies and high-quality materials, and offer bone grafting to preserve the integrity of the jaw bone and pave the way for dental implants.
Most commonly, bone grafting occurs to create a strong foundation for dental implants. As the only permanent replacement for missing teeth, dental implants are the ideal tooth replacement option for many people. If extensive tooth loss has made the jaw bone too weak and thin, bone grafting rebuilds the proper volume of bone back into the jaw to ensure long-term dental implant stability. All procedures related to grafting and dental implants can be completed in one of our North Canton, Cuyahoga Falls, and Hudson, OH, offices. If you are looking to replace your missing teeth with permanent implants, but lack sufficient bone in your jaw, schedule a consultation with us. We have the expertise to provide treatment that can secure your candidacy for dental implants, helping restore health and function to your smile!