Facts About Bone Grafting

Has your Harmony Dental dentist recommend dental implants for your smile? In order to complete the procedure, you will most likely need to get a bone graft done. What is a bone graft? Is it a safe procedure? Continue reading on for more information and facts about bone grafting.

Bone grafting is a routine procedure in our Harmony Dental clinic. In recent years, many dentists have made bone grafting into a standard procedure for dental patients. Our dentists can provide patients with an anesthetic or conscious sedation to avoid pain. This can also help to calm patients with anxiety. A number of materials can be used for bone grafting. The best method is to use the bone from each patient’s body. This prevents the individual’s body from rejecting new bone being placed. Our dentists can take bone from an individual’s hip, jaw, or lower knee. If obtaining bone from a patient is not an option, then we can request bone from a tissue bank. New innovations have made bone grafting into a safe and effective method for many patients.

Bone grafting allows for your body to rebuild itself. The new bone graft is used as a framework for the new bone to grow on. Eventually, the old graft will be completely replaced with new bone your miraculous body has grown. It is amazing to see the complete regeneration process take place. Your body is dependent on a healthy amount of bone tissue. It also helps to maintain your oral health and keep your teeth healthy.

For more information on the complete bone grafting treatment, we encourage you to speak with members of our dental staff. If you are in need of a bone graft, then we welcome you to contact our Harmony Dental clinic today to set up your next consultation.

Making a Decision About Dental Implants

We do not pay much attention to our teeth when they are healthy and working properly, till we lose a tooth. That is when we begin to truly appreciate how a healthy smile transforms our appearance.

The loss of a tooth can be quite distressing. Often, sadness and depression set in, chewing become painful, and you become self-conscious about your looks when you smile that you rather stay away from people.

Dental Implant Facts

We fully appreciate how upsetting losing a tooth can be for you. Which is why we have set out to help you find a solution that will best suit your needs. You may have heard a lot about dental implants, but do you really know much about them and how they compare to other tooth replacement options?

A dental implant is a root-like component usually made of titanium that is surgically embedded into your jawbone. A replacement tooth can then be firmly mounted on it, or in cases of loss of contiguous teeth, securing a bridge or denture component to replace several teeth. However, there are a few considerations to make when choosing a replacement tooth:
Dental implants restore your ability to chew comfortably: Removable dentures lets you regain just 10% of your chewing ability, while dental implants restore about 90%.

  • Dentures can make it tough for you to speak and eat normally, but a replacement tooth attached to a dental implant serves just like natural teeth would. If you wear dentures, we can add implants to increase stability.
  • Implants are made to stand alone and don’t require adjacent natural teeth for support, unlike dental bridges.
  • Dentures require attention every 3 to 5 years, while dental implants are maintenance free.