Preparing Smiles for Dental Implant Placement

When you lose your natural teeth, this could cause a number of complications for the health, balance, and beauty of your smile. One of the most severe is the gradual breakdown of mass and density in your jawbone. Over time, this process could not only lead to further tooth loss and an aged appearance, but this could prevent you from receiving dental implants! However, we can rebuild weakened portions with a jawbone grafting procedure.

The Grafting Procedure

Also known as ridge augmentation or socket preservation, this process involves replacing missing bone structure by applying bone grafting material. It is used to facilitate your own bone growth. Bone graft is used to preserve bone height and density and to allow for implant placement or to prevent ridge atrophy.

Dental Implant Placement

Once the area heals, we will use advanced technology to plan and guide the placement of one or more dental implants. Since the body accepts the implant post as natural roots, this stimulates the growth of bone tissue and preserves your newly rebuilt smile.

Schedule An Appointment to Discuss Grafting

When you lose mass and density in your jaw, a bone grafting procedure could restore your smile’s stability and strength. To schedule an appointment, call Cedar Dental in Cedar Rapids, IA today at (319) 364-7108.