If you’ve ever thought about getting dental implants but were told that you don’t have enough healthy bone structure to support them (usually from extensive gum disease or tooth loss) then bone grafting could change that. As one of Cary, NC’s most experienced periodontists, Dr. Paul Kazmer has helped thousands of individuals enjoy dental implants who otherwise might not have been candidates for such a treatment.
Ridge augmentation and bone grafting allows you to improve the quantity and quality of bone support necessary for stabilizing your new dental implants. Whether you need just one implant or you’re choosing to get a full arch restoration or have your removable overdentures secured by as few as two implants, bone grafting empowers you with more choices in regard to replacing your missing teeth.
Depending on your specific situation, bone grafting can be completed at the same time as your tooth extractions, or in advance of an upcoming dental implant procedure. Bone grafting material taken from your body or a safe donor source stimulates your body to produce new bone in the area, creating a healthy environment for dental implants to be placed.