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Bone Grafting Lake Worth | Is Bone Grafting Safe and Could It Possibly Fail?

If you are about to undergo a dental treatment, especially one that involves surgery, you will probably inquire to your dentist or oral surgeon about the success rate of the procedure to be performed. If you are preparing for dental implant placement but you don’t have adequate bone to support the implants, a bone grafting Lake Worth procedure should be done first before moving forward with the implant placement.

Major Factors That Affect Jaw Bone Volume

A complete dental restoration through dental implants won’t be possible when there’s not enough bone to support it. When the jawbone has receded or has sustained significant damage, bone grafting is usually recommended so the support system (bone) for dental implants can handle the stress without failure. Here are several factors that affect jaw bone quality:

  • Tooth Extractions/Missing Teeth — Patients who have experienced tooth extractions subsequently lose 40% to 60% of the bone surrounding the extraction site during the following three years. Loss of bone results in bone resorption.
  • Periodontal Disease – This can affect and permanently damage the jaw bone that supports the teeth. If periodontal disease is in its advanced stage, the teeth will become unstable causing them to become loose.
  • Infections and Injuries – Physical injuries resulting from a blow to the jaw or dental injuries can cause the jaw bone to recede. Infections can also cause the bone to recede in a similar fashion.

Reasons for Bone Grafting Failure

In most cases, bone grafting procedure is highly successful. However, like every other procedure in dental medicine, failures do occur. Primary reasons why bone grafts fail is trauma from excessive oral habits, immune-compromised conditions, smoking, and uncontrolled diabetes. Bone grafting procedure restores facial aesthetics as it increases the height or width of the jawbone and fills in voids and defects in the bone.

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Are You a Candidate for Bone Grafting Lake Worth?

If you are considering having dental implants to replace missing teeth, and if you have had missing teeth in a while now, there’s a big chance that you’ll need a bone grafting Lake Worth procedure to make up for the bone loss. Contact Ferber Dental Group today to schedule a consultation with us and to learn more about our dental services and procedures.