Maxillofacial surgery is the branch specialized in bone restoration after mass destruction by specific techniques and methods.
For those who lack one or more teeth, the cosmetic effect of a dental implant is unbeatable. Dental implants look and work just like an ordinary tooth, and a successful implant is almost undetectable. It is always important, however, to make sure you understand all the different aspects of surgery, and dental implants are not different. One of the main things you need to know is the possibility of needing a bone graft for dental implants.
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Your surgeon can talk about undergoing a bone graft for dental implants if the jaw bone is too thin or soft to keep the implant in its current state. If the bone can not support the implant, it can cause the implant surgery to fail.
In a bone graft procedure, the surgeon will take a bone section from another area of his body, or, as is often the case now, the use of a special bone augmentation material. Then you will have to wait, most likely several months, while the graft creates enough strength to make sure the implant is stable and secure.
You may only need a minor graft so that the procedure can be performed at the same time as the implant operation, but the dental specialist will make the final decision. A successful bone graft allows the jaw bone to be strong enough to support your dental implant.
Once the bone graft is complete, the rest of the implant surgery can continue. As with any surgical procedure, it is important to discuss with the dental specialist the personal medical history and all the risks and benefits of surgery. Once your doctor decides that you are fit for the procedure, you can expect a new smile.