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Learn if Bone Grafting will be Integral for Your Dental Implants in Larchmont NY Treatment

Our dental implants in Larchmont, NY are a fantastic way to improve your smile both cosmetically and practically. However, some patients don’t have enough bone material in their jaw to support a dental implant. They may also have bone tissue that is too soft or thin to support an implant and could subsequently cause the implant to fail. When you lose a tooth, your jawbone can begin to recede due to the fact that there is nothing there for it to support. Bone grafting can give you the opportunity to regenerate your bone tissue so that you can become eligible to receive dental implants at Ghobadi Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery.

Benefits of Bone Grafting
Bone grafting can not only help patients receive dental implants, but it can also expand your restorative dentistry options. Bone regeneration allows patients to explore their options for repairing their smile. Patients that may have not otherwise been able to have a complete smile would be given the opportunity to boost their confidence and improve their overall health and wellness.

dental implants in larchmont nyThe Procedure
Bone grafting is a simple procedure that can improve the health of your mouth. Dr. Ghobadi will make a small incision in your gums where you will be receiving the dental implant. A bone grafting material will then be placed in the area where you need natural bone regeneration. This material can either be sourced from another area of your body or a bone grafting substitute can be used. Dr. Ghobadi will then close the incision and possibly prescribe you with antibiotics to help with the healing process.

You will have to wait several months for the bone grafting procedure to take full effect. Once the area has healed, and when enough natural jawbone has materialized, then you will be able to receive the dental implant. You will need to come back into the office to take the next step in your process of receiving our dental implants in Larchmont NY.

Risks
All oral surgeries carry the risk of excessive bleeding, bacterial infection, or negative reactions to anesthesia. Bone grafting is no different, and this type of procedure can also carry very specific side effects as well. Patients may experience some minor pain and swell in the affected area. It is also possible for nerve damage to occur or rejection of the bone graft. There are some steps you can take to minimize the chance of bone graft rejection. Avoid smoking and eat a nutritious diet to help encourage bone growth. Check with Dr. Ghobadi before taking any medication that may interfere with bone regeneration.

If you would like to learn more about the benefits of bone grafting for your dental implants in Larchmont, NY, call our office today. Dr. Ghobadi can give you a proper consultation to determine if bone grafting would be a necessary step for your smile. Call our office at (914) 698-4090 or fill out a contact form directly on our website and someone will get in touch with you at your convenience.

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