Will I Need a Bone Graft for Dental Implants?

If you are considering getting dental implants, you are already on the road to restoring your smile. Since dental implants are surgically placed and inserted into the jawbone, one of the questions our Coral Springs patients ask is whether or not they will need a bone graft prior to the procedure. We encourage you to visit our dental office for an examination and X-rays so that we can answer this question based on your health. You can schedule an appointment by calling (754) 240-4631. In the meantime, here are some answers to frequently asked questions about the bone graft procedure.

Will I Need a Bone Graft for Dental Implants?

What is the recovery time and how will I feel afterward?

Immediately following your bone grafting procedure, you will be very sore. To combat this, you will want to take ibuprofen and use ice packs for fifteen minutes at a time. You will also be given antibiotics to take and want to use an antibacterial mouthwash to prevent an infection. It is essential that you keep pressure off of the area and are careful with what you eat for several weeks.

For the process to be complete, it takes several months, usually six to nine. This is because your body will either be building new bone around the grafting material or fusing your jawbone with the bone that was added from somewhere else in your body. Naturally, this is a slower process but once complete, your dental implants can be placed, and they should be far more secure as a result.

Is this a common dental procedure?

This is a highly specialized procedure that is only performed by certain dentists. This is why you may visit one dentist for a bone grafting procedure and another for dental implants.

Are there alternative options?

Yes. Some dentists offer mini dental implants. These implants are not for everyone. However, they can work well if you have limited density in your jawbone but are not interested in having a bone grafting procedure. These implants are shorter and wider, making them an alternative for those suffering from resorption.

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The best way to find out if you need a bone grafting procedure is to call (754) 240-4631 and schedule an appointment with our dental office. At Prodent Group, we can take X-rays and let you know if your bone is lacking in density. We can then make a recommendation for treatment and let you know if you need to see a specialist.

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