Dental Implants require a solid foundation of bone around them to be successful. Oftentimes, a bone graft is placed at time of the dental implant placement to enhance the foundation of the implant. Furthermore, bone grafts are often added at the same time of dental implant placement to create a more natural look to the tissue around the implant.
Bone grafting around dental implants is also often completed in cases of immediate dental implants. Immediate dental implants are where an implant is placed at the same time of removal of a tooth. Certain teeth such as front teeth like incisors will allow the immediate placement of a dental implant. This can speed up the dental implant process for the patient while decreasing the amount of surgery and healing time.
Contact our PerioLife periodontists in Dallas, Irving, Keller, and Fort Worth to see if you are a candidate for dental implants!