Dental implants are considered by many to be the “gold standard” in tooth replacement. However, if you have too much jaw bone loss due to missing teeth, your jaw will not be strong enough to support them. The good news is that many patients can become candidates for dental implants after receiving bone grafting. We provide bone grafting, sinus lift, and ridge augmentation procedures for Scarborough, ON patients with jaw bone loss who wish to replace their missing teeth with dental implants. Bone grafting procedures can restore the proper bone levels in your jaw and provide the foundation for one or more functional, life-like artificial teeth. If you have been told you are not a candidate for dental implants due to bone loss, we encourage you to schedule a consultation at our Scarborough, ON office today.
Bone grafting may seem daunting, but is a predictable procedure with high success rates. During the procedure, our trained dentists take bone material from a separate part of your body or from a donor source and use it to create a scaffolding for new bone to grow around. Once the gums are sutured back in place, the healing process begins and will continue until the bone material and original bone have fused securely together. When these bone levels are at the proper height and width, the jaw will be strong enough to securely support dental implants. Undergoing bone grafting means you will be one step closer to a healthy, functioning new smile!