a patient is missing a tooth or teeth, the jawbone around
that area will reduce in size. When this occurs, the area
that the tooth or teeth used to be no longer supports a tooth
the way it once did. In circumstances like this, patients
typically are not candidates for dental implants without increasing
the amount of bone in that area.
Oral & Maxillofacial surgery allows the capability
of growing bone in areas such as these so that it may be,
once again, suitable for dental implants. This gives the
patient the ability to restore their natural look and feel
inside their mouth without having serious complications
down the road. A longer lasting permanent artificial tooth
solution has been made further available by bone grafting.
There are many surgical options for obtaining and placing
bone grafts. In some situations, bone may need to be harvested
from the patient’s own bone. However, there are now
many situations in which synthetic bone can be used. Depending
on the situation, surgery may be performed in the office
or hospital. Regardless of where the surgery is performed,
it is often a day surgery procedure.
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