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BONE GRAFT FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS

Some patients lack the bone structure necessary to support dental implants. In this instance, Dr. Lasry recommends bone grafting for dental implants to help restore bone density.

Bone density can be lost with age or as the result of missing or damaged teeth. Bone grafts can increase the success rate of dental implants by providing a stable and sturdy foundation for the implant.

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Bone grafting for dental implants in Beverly Hills

There are three main types of bone graft, including taking bone from elsewhere in your body, using a synthetic material, or using a cadaver or animal bone. Bone density loss in the jaw following tooth loss is one of the leading signs of aging. By opting for bone grafts for dental implants, you can look younger and achieve your dream smile.

From our office in the heart of Beverly Hills, we can provide a comprehensive bone grafting service to prepare you for dental implants. Many dental practices do not offer all services under one roof. We can manage the bone grafting process from start to finish and offer guidance on the next steps in your journey to a restored smile.

Preparing for bone grafting

The best time to complete bone grafting is immediately following a tooth extraction. This is because the socket is exposed and can be easily accessed to place the bone grafting material. In this instance, the synthetic bone grafting material is used to achieve a successful graft. Dr. Lasry will explain the procedure in detail during your consultation, as this will help you to prepare for the aftercare.

Tooth extraction can be very quick, but the bone grafting procedure can take from 45 to 90 minutes. Once completed, the bone graft healing time is around 2 weeks, but you will need to wait around 3 months before continuing with your dental implant treatment. A temporary bridge can be placed while you wait for the next step in the treatment process.

Bone grafting and nervous patients

As we have already outlined the bone grafting procedure can be quite long, sometimes taking up to 90 minutes. This can be overwhelming for some patients and difficult for nervous patients to manage. To help make the procedure appear to pass a lot quicker, dental sedation can be used to help calm your nerves and to help you forget the procedure when it is finished.

When the dentist isn’t concerned about their patient moving or closing their mouth without warning, they will be able to do their best work. For longer procedures, oral dental sedation is an option to help you manage your anxiety and to make the procedure appear to go by faster.

Book a new patient consultation

Thinking about dental implants? A new patient consultation will give you the chance to ask questions and find out if this procedure is right for you. Every new patient consultation includes:

If you’re ready to start your journey to dental wellness with Lasry Dental Clinic, get in touch to book your appointment today.

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Thursday 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
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FAQ about Bone Grafting for Dental Implants

No, you will be completely numbed throughout the procedure so you shouldn’t feel a thing. If you are concerned about pain, dental sedation can help to keep you calm throughout the procedure. After the procedure, you might have some slight pain at the incision site, but this should be easily managed using Advil or similar pain medication.

Bone grafts for dental implants have a higher success rate when they are completed by talented and experienced surgeons. This is why we recommend trusting Dr. Samuel Lasry with your bone graft for dental implants. Bone grafts can have a very high success rate when you follow all of the post-operative advice. However, you should be aware that dental bone grafts can fail, sometimes without an apparent reason. Dr. Lasry will explain this in more detail during your consultation.

You can not speed up the healing time, but you can support your body through the healing process. Focus on getting a healthy and varied diet and make sure you are getting enough vitamins and minerals in your diet. Follow all post-operative advice and call the dental office if you are concerned about anything during the healing process.