Are you considering dental implants and have questions about how to procedure is performed? Watch this video by Calgary dentist Dr. Arash Ravanbakhsh, as he explains bone grafting and when it is needed for dental implants.
Patients that require dental implants need to have enough bone for the implant to be adequately supported. Sometimes we must do a bone graft in order to make sure that that bone is present. There are a few different ways of doing this. One is after your tooth is extracted, we can do what’s called a socket preservation.
This procedure entails placing some bone inside the socket and putting a membrane on the top of it. Studies have shown that it actually decreases the rate of bone loss in the area when you do that. Sometimes you need more extensive bone grafting, so that might include taking bone from other parts of your body and adding it to the area that is in need of a bone graft, and there’s different techniques and different ways of doing it.
A lot of the more advanced bone grafting techniques will require a specialist called a periodontist, but some of the simpler bone grafts can be completed here. Again, it depends on the situation and our treatment goals with the patient.
If you or a loved one is interested in bone grafting, or looking for a dentist in Calgary, contact Inglewood Family Dental to arrange your free consultation. We look forward to putting a smile on your face!