What is a bone graft?
Has someone told you before that you were not a good candidate for dental implants? Perhaps you suffered from advanced gum disease, and you may not have the bone needed to support a dental implant. The good news is that a bone graft procedure may be the solution you need to allow you to sustain a dental implant, and Dr. Prusik can help with oral surgery in Apex, NC.
What Is a Bone Graft Procedure?
A bone graft builds up your bone by placing donor or synthetic bone material onto your jawbone, which encourages regeneration. Your jawbone will grow and integrate with the material until it's strong enough to support a dental implant. This takes a few months, and then Dr. Prusik can place a dental implant into your jawbone, which will integrate with your bone to take the place of your root. This happens naturally because titanium is biocompatible and will fuse with your bone.
If you've considered replacing your teeth with dental implants, even if you've been told they wouldn't work for you, contact Dr. Prusik at Olive Chapel Family Dentistry to learn more about how he can help you reclaim your smile.