Have you been living with tooth loss? Bearing up with lifelong denture use despite the downsides? Now there is a modern, long lasting solution for missing teeth, which can restore your smile and enhance your quality of life. Dental implants are a clinically proven solution for dealing with tooth loss. Combined with custom-made replacement teeth, they provide a complete reconstruction of missing teeth, from root to crown. With advances in dentistry, you can enjoy the benefits of dental implants even if tooth loss has caused your jawbone to shrink. At All Smiles Dental in Bromley, bone grafts make it possible for more patients than ever before to take advantage of dental implant treatment.
Understanding the basics of dental implants
Dental implants are artificial tooth roots made of lightweight titanium. Placed into the jawbone, they provide a secure foundation for the attachment of replacement teeth. This gives them a superior level of stability when compared with traditional dentures. This stability is dependent on an adequate amount of jawbone being available to hold the dental implant in place.
Untreated tooth loss can cause your jawbone to degenerate. This can even occur with long-term denture use. Infection of the gum or bone or advanced gum disease can also cause jawbone shrinkage. This doesn’t rule you out from having dental implant treatment. Bone grafts can build your jawbone back up.
Bone grafts: how they work
Bone grafts used to involve taking a piece of bone from elsewhere on your body. If this wasn’t feasible, you could receive bone from a bone bank or use animal bone. At All Smiles Dental, we take advantage of progress in dental materials to offer you a more modern alternative. We use a calcium-based product that is entirely synthetic. When placed into your jawbone it meshes with existing bone and supports the growth of new bone. Once your new bone has had time to grow and develop, you will be ready to have your dental implants fitted.
With our highly trained dentists, bone grafts in Bromley could make dental implants a reality for you. Combining our skills with advanced dental technology will enable you to smile with confidence again. So get in touch today and begin your implant journey.