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Bone Grafting in Allen

Your First Step to a New Smile

Older woman with whole healthy smile

In order for a patient to get dental implants, they need an adequate amount of healthy jawbone to support the posts. Unfortunately, one of the common side effects of tooth loss is bone loss in the jaw, which can cause it to become too thin or brittle to securely hold implants. However, this doesn’t mean a patient can’t receive implant care. Dr. Fatima Robertson can help build up and strengthen the jawbone using a procedure known as bone grafting.

For a bone graft, Dr. Robertson will use a small bit of harvested bone from your own body (either from your hip or a rib), donated bone, or a lab-made bone grafting material to strengthen and thicken your jawbone. After making a small incision in your gums, she’ll place the material right where she intends to locate the implants. This will stimulate new bone growth in the area, and after a few weeks of healing, you’ll safely be able to receive dental implants.

A bone graft could be your first step to reclaiming your complete smile. Do you need one? To learn more or schedule a consultation, contact us today.