During the process of placing dental implants, we may need to perform foundational steps such as grafting additional material to the jawbone to ensure your dental restoration will have the support it needs. Our doctor will perform an initial oral exam to assess the quality of the jawbone and determine if it is too weak or thin to support a dental implant. We can enhance the density of a weak jawbone by performing bone grafting to help your mouth support a dental implant.
A strong jawbone is vital to the proper support of a dental implant to help it provide a lifetime of use. Bone grafting improves the height and density of thin bone structure to allow the placement of a dental implant, and this procedure can be performed by our doctor to graft new material to your jawbone. There are many sources for grafting material used in the procedure, including bone from your own body, a synthetic material or processed bone from a bank.
The fusion process between bone material and natural bone tissue typically takes a few months to ensure the structure is fully healed and strong. When your jaw is ready for a dental implant, we can surgically place the titanium abutment and then add a dental restoration later on to complete the procedure.
Contact Jerry L. Butler, D.D.S., M.A.G.D at (828) 264-5858 today to learn if you should seek a bone graft in Boone, North Carolina, from Dr. Jerry Butler to improve your oral health.