Replacing lost teeth with dental implants are a great way to bring the “WOW” back to your smile! If you need just a single tooth or are looking to have an anchor formed for dentures or partial dentures, restorative dentistry will add the cosmetic value you’re looking for back to your smile. Implants will last you for years to come and also add the strength back to your teeth that have been lost.
Before a dental implant can be installed, the installation site will be looked over by your oral surgeon to make sure the bone area is strong enough to support dental implants. If the oral surgeon discovers the bone is too thin, you may require a bone graft to strengthen the bone.
During a bone implant, a bone graft will be added to the jawbone to add the mass and strength necessary for the support of your dental implants. The source of the graft can come from your own bone, processed bone, or a bone-like material. The bone graft can also adjust the height and width of the jaw bone if necessary.
The fusion process takes a few months. After the bone graft has had enough time to fuse to the bone, you’ll be ready to receive your dental implants at Cannon Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
To ask any questions about dental implants, or to schedule an appointment, please call Cannon Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in Tulsa, Oklahoma today.