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Dental Implants: 3 Signs You Might Need a Bone Graft

Dental Implants: 3 Signs You Might Need a Bone Graft
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Dental Implants: 3 Signs You Might Need a Bone Graft
Although, dental implants are seen as a permanent solution for patients who are suffering from missing teeth sometimes in order for the installation of dental implants to occur the patient may need to have bone grafting done. This is because in order to dental implants to be installed and placed correctly they need enough bone to provide support for the dental implant so that it can heal and fuse to the bone. In order to better understand if you may be in need of a bone graft it would be beneficial if you read these three signs discussed below:

1. Your Tooth Has Been Missing for a While
If you have been suffering from missing teeth for a long while, then it is more than likely that the bone that once supported your teeth has started to deteriorate. With this being said in this situation it is very important that bone grafting is done to ensure that the installed dental implant takes and doesn’t fail.

2. You Had Periodontal Disease in the Past
Periodontal disease also known as gum disease has a major affect on your oral health and one of the main affects is related to the deterioration of bones within the jawbone. If you have experienced gum disease in the past, then it is very likely that your bone has deteriorated, and you’ll need bone grafting.

3. You Had an Injury to the Jaw
A jaw injury in the past means that the trauma to your jaw or face may have weakened the bones within your jaw. With this being said if your bones were weakened due to a previous injury to your jaw then it would be important for your doctor to review your mouth because you may need a bone graft.

Contact a Professional Dentist 
If you need bone grafting and you have experienced any of the following signs it is important that you reach out to our office and set up a consultation with our doctor for a dental implant consultation.