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Bone Grafting and The Key to Long-Term Implant Success

When it comes to dental implants, having adequate bone volume is essential for achieving optimal outcomes and ensuring implants can withstand heavy biting forces over many years. For patients with notable bone loss due to tooth extractions long ago or disease, bone grafting procedures strategically rebuild lost ridges and contours, allowing successful implant placement and restoration. 

As specialists in reconstructive dentistry, the surgeons at Nevada OMS understand bone grafting plays a vital supportive role in long-lasting implant integration and function. Graft materials and techniques continue advancing to provide naturally durable, vascularized scaffolding mimicking your natural jaw structures.

Causes of Insufficient Bone

  • Teeth extraction socket remodeling leaves deficient ridges 
  • Severe periodontal disease tissue/bone loss
  • Birth defects influencing alveolar ridge growth
  • Cysts or tumors depleting bony architecture

Various grafting options address deficiencies through autogenous, allograft, or synthetic substitutes. Autogenous block grafts transplanting your own hip/rib bone ideally regenerate lost volume but require an additional procedure site. Allografts sourced from human/cadaver bone offer off-the-shelf substitutes, avoiding donor sites. Synthetics like bovine-derived xenografts deliver osteogenic scaffolding as well. 

At Nevada OMS, examinations determine individual graft needs. Surgical guides precisely place implants into grafted sites, ensuring longevity matched to natural teeth. Networking your blood vessels into regenerating bone takes 4-6 months before restoring implants and final dental work. 

We meticulously perform these grafting procedures through small incisions without requiring cutting or bone removal from another site. Post-operative CT scans verify successful augmentation for ideal implant anchoring with bone volumes mimicking natural conditions.

Beyond initial treatment, maintaining excellent oral hygiene around newly placed implants prevents potential inflammatory conditions from disrupting long-term results. Regular professional cleanings sustain healthy gum tissues, insulating implants from infections jeopardizing osseointegrated bondings between bone and titanium.

With nearly a decade’s success rate, grafting empowers dentistry’s ultimate goal—fully functional, beautiful new smiles that feel natural. Our expertise at Nevada OMS restores your confidence through regenerative procedures, paving the way for implants, and serving as dependable, low-maintenance tooth replacements for a lifetime.