Trying to manage daily life with broken, damaged, or missing teeth can certainly be difficult, and if left untreated, it may even lead to jawbone tissue loss. When teeth are extracted or lost, the jawbone no longer receives stimulation and will resorb and shrink. Jawbone loss can lead to the remaining teeth shifting and loosening.
Fortunately, after getting a bone grafting procedure to strengthen their jawbone, All-On-4® dental implants in Spanaway, WA are a streamlined dental implant treatment that can restore a patient’s smile. With All-On-4 dental implants, bone recession is prevented, and patients can have a healthy smile that can last for years to come.
Why Bone Grafting Is Important Before A All-On-4 Dental Implant Procedure?
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that replaces missing jawbone that may have been lost due to periodontal (gum) disease, trauma, or any other event with the jawbone. The new bone may be taken from another part of the patient’s body, or it may come from a bone bank. Bone grafting can take place at the time of a surgical procedure, or it can be done separately. This depends on the case of every individual patient.
When people are in need of a new smile, there must be a sufficient amount of jawbone tissue to ensure the treatment is successful and long-lasting. Bone grafting regenerates bone tissue via bone tissue augmentation and improves bone tissue health.
During the bone grafting procedure, several types of methods are used to increase bone tissue concentration and quality, including a mixture of tissue-stimulating proteins (bioactive gelts) to encourage the patient’s body’s natural tissue forming and creation processes to be stimulated and regrow bone tissue organically. There are a few different types of bone grafting techniques patients can use to restore jawbone health. These bone grafting techniques include:
- Socket preservation
- Ridge augmentation
- Sinus lift
When bone grafting is successfully done before a patient’s All-On-4 dental implant procedure in Spanaway, WA, patients can benefit from improved oral health and restored jawbone health and strength. After the patients All-On-4 dental implants are strategically placed, patients won’t have to worry about experiencing jawbone recession again. The dental implant posts in an All-On-4 dental implant procedure stimulate the jawbone for lasting health, strength, and function.
Want To Restore Your Smile With All-On-4 Dental Implants?
Don’t let bone loss prevent you from getting a brand-new smile with All-On-4 dental implants. You can come into our experienced office for a consultation to see if bone grafting and All-On-4 dental implants are the right procedures for you. Get in contact with Dr. Kwansoo Lee and our team of professionals at our Pacific NW Dental Center office to schedule an appointment today!