Dental Implants are a great way to replace lost teeth that will last for years to come. Dental implants, dentures, and partial dentures, all have a long lifespan. In addition to their life span, you will also have added cosmetic value to your smile and added structure to your teeth.
Before the implants can be installed, your oral surgeons will need to inspect the bone area of the installation site to make sure the bone is strong enough to support dental implants. If the bone area for your dental implant is too thin, a bone implant will be needed to strengthen the area.
The source of the bone graft will come from either your own bone, processed bone, or a bone-like material. The graft will add mass and strength to the jawbone area. Our oral surgeons can also add height and width to the jaw area with a bone implant if that is what is needed to support the dental implant.
After this, it will take a few months for the bone implant to fuse to your real bone. When the fusion is complete, you can come into Kentuckiana Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates in Louisville, Kentucky for your dental implants.
For questions on the dental implant process, or to schedule an appointment, call Kentuckiana Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates today.