If you have lost one or more of your teeth, you may be thinking about dental implants, like those you can get at Wildflower Dental in Sun City AZ. Before anyone can get an implant, though, we must be sure there is enough healthy bone to support it. If not, we may need to build up new bone with a graft.
When a natural tooth is lost it leaves a hole in the jaw bone, where the root used to be. If it is left alone the body senses this as unneeded space, and begins to collapse around it. Bone grafting is a procedure to rebuild the bone.
Healthy bone is transplanted to where the tooth once was. In time this promotes new bone growth. It usually takes four to six months for the bone graft to heal.
For an implant in the upper jaw we may need to perform a sinus lift. This raises the sinus floor (just above the upper jaw), enabling a bone graft so that new bone can form. In this case, healing usually takes eight months to a year.
Once there is enough bone, the implant can proceed. The good news is that bone grafts are common and not at all painful. They are done on an outpatient basis.
Not everyone needs bone grafting before an implant. The sooner a lost tooth is addressed the better. If you have lost one or more of your natural teeth, dental implants from Wildflower Dental in Sun City AZ are an ideal remedy. We offer single tooth implants and implant-supported dentures. We have treated patients from Peoria, Surprise, and Sun City West. They love our all-inclusive pricing, lifetime warranty, free second opinions, and in-office discount plan. Please give us a call to schedule an appointment today!