Will You Need a Bone Graft for Dental Implants?

Implant overdentures in Alabaster AL are a permanent tooth replacement option and a popular alternative to traditional removable dentures. With this procedure, you have several implant posts installed in your jawbone that support your new dentures. Implant supported dentures look and function as natural teeth, and you never have to worry about removing them to clean separately or having them fall out of your mouth.

Implant Surgery Sometimes Requires a Bone Graft

The area of your jawbone where Dr. Albritton or Dr. Ardovino installs your dental implants must be strong enough to support them. Some patients lack strong enough bone to support implants, but that does not mean they cannot go through with the procedure. They may just need a simple bone graft before receiving the implants.

When you come to Albritton and Ardovino Family Dentistry for your initial consultation, your dentist will let you know if you are a good candidate for implant overdentures. You will also find out if you need a bone graft at that time.

What is a Bone Graft?

A bone graft is a minor oral health procedure where Dr. Albritton or Dr. Ardovino remove small fragments of bone from another area of your jaw and transfer it to the area receiving a dental implant. We also receive donor bone from cadavers that we can use if you do not have enough to spare in any area of your jaw. Using bone created artificially with calcium carbonate and hydroxyapatite is another option.

Schedule a Consultation to Learn More About Implant Overdentures

If you are missing at least one natural tooth, implant supported dentures in Alabaster AL may be the ideal treatment option for you. You can also receive them if you no longer have any remaining natural teeth or anything in between. We invite you to visit us to determine if you would like to move forward with this procedure.

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