Bone Grafting: What You Need to Know

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When you first hear the term “bone grafting” you might think it sounds like a bad horror movie. For people who are uneasy about going to the dentist, this may be especially true.

However, thanks to advancements in technology, bone grafting is primarily a minimally invasive procedure with the sole purpose of building up enough bone to place dental implants successfully.

The process of bone grafting: where does the bone come from?

One of the most common questions we get in regards to bone grafting is, “Where does the bone come from?” While in the past, larger quantities of the patient’s own bone material were used, the bone used for modern-day dental grafting often comes from bovine bone (which is similar in structure to human bone, and therefore serves as an adequate substitute).

Bone grafting is used to minimize the risk of collapse in surrounding bone or tissue. Over a period of time, since bone is a living part of your body, the animal bone is absorbed and replaced through a natural process with your own human bone.

Why is bone grafting necessary?

Bone grafting is used to ensure there is enough bone and that the area is structurally strong enough to support multiple dental implants. Without a solid foundation, dental implants can fail, which can lead to a host of problems including infection and facial sagging.

Luckily, the dentists at Smiles at Fairfax Corner are very experienced in placing dental implants. We practice the highest level of care to ensure that your jaw and bone are secure enough to place dental implants without fail.

If you’re interested in dental implants, visit the bone grafting dentists at Smiles at Fairfax Corner

Bone grafting is an important part of the dental implants process, so if you are considering dental implants and live in or around the Fairfax area, then we encourage you to contact us today and schedule your appointment.

We look forward to helping you with all of your bone grafting and dental implants needs.