The Benefits of a Bone Graft
By Charlotte Dental Implant Center
July 02, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Bone Graft  

Dental implants are the tooth replacement option of choice for people who want to replace missing teeth. Implants are dependable and bone graftsecure. But patients who have bone loss due to gum disease, injury, or aging may need a procedure called a bone graft before they can have the implant placed. Find out more about this procedure when you visit Dr. Ramesh Sunar at the Charlotte Dental Implant Center in Charlotte, NC. 

What Is a Bone Graft?
Bone loss is common in patients who have had gum disease or untreated tooth infections that ultimately caused tooth loss. Bone grafting procedures are commonly done before a dental implant procedure.

Benefits of a Bone Graft
Missing bone tissue is one of the reasons why the jawline begins to sag as patients get older. When it stops being useful, the bone recedes and disappears. Bone grafting helps reverse this process. It also makes you a better candidate for dental implants, which can restore, strengthen, and beautify your smile for many years. A few months after your bone graft treatment, your Charlotte, NC dentist will look at X-rays to see if the bone tissue has become dense and strong enough for a dental implant.

After Bone Grafting
A bone grafting procedure takes about an hour to complete. Your gumline will be sutured closed to ensure proper healing. You’ll need to maintain impeccable oral hygiene habits and eat healthy foods that are rich in calcium, magnesium, protein, and other beneficial nutrients. Your dentist will discuss the amount of time it will take for new bone tissue to regenerate—it could take several months.

Schedule an Appointment
See a dentist at Charlotte Dental Implant Center in Charlotte, NC to determine if a bone graft will help improve restore your bone tissue and make you eligible for a dental implant. Call (704) 375-4252 today for a visit with Dr. Ramesh Suna.