Bone grafting- augmentation using block of bone, tooth implantation. Medically accurate 3D illustrationYour smile’s health is of the utmost importance, and as such, our team provides quality care to help you prioritize excellent oral health. Indeed, whether you are in need of a custom oral appliance to protect your pearly whites, or require restorative treatment to eradicate threats and reinforce strength, our team has you covered. Even a tooth extraction can be met with a replacement tooth, but bear in mind that waiting too long for treatment can negatively impact your health. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA dentist discusses the need for additional treatment prior to implant placement.

The Role of Oral Surgery

It goes without saying that the last thing you want – or we want, for that matter – is for you to lose a permanent tooth. Not only does this lead to a noticeable gap in your otherwise perfect grin, but it will inevitably lead to functional and structural complications as well. Finally, it can lead to an increased chance of developing a major dental infection such as tooth decay, gum disease, and more. But what are your options when a permanent tooth is gone?

Fortunately, advances in dental practices and technologies have made it possible to replace your missing teeth with lifelike treatment. Indeed, dental implants offer more than traditional artificial options can in terms of functionality, as the biocompatible titanium posts create a secure connection with the jaw much in the way that our tooth roots do. In other words, it allows the artificial crown that is placed on top to properly absorb the pressure of your bite. To learn more about this process, give our team a call today.

Degradation Over Time

Although dental implants offer an excellent solution to permanently lost teeth, it is important to emphasize the need for prompt care. Indeed, situations involving oral surgery often have to be handled efficiently, otherwise, major hurdles can develop.

One such complication that develops from time is the gradual degradation of the jawbone following tooth loss. You see, tooth roots also serve a purpose in keeping the jawbone stimulated and strong to support the root. When a root is no longer present, there is nothing stimulating the bone anymore, and naturally, the support begins to degrade. As a direct result, there may not be enough bone area to support an implant post.

Bone Grafting to Rebuild Structure

In order to prepare your smile for implant surgery, we may have to perform bone grafting first. This process involves restoring previously destroyed bone tissue, and the result is the ability to support an artificial root once more.

Schedule Your Visit

Contact Balboa Dental Surgery in Newport Beach, CA by calling 949-630-0143 to learn more about the need for oral surgery, and schedule your initial appointment with our team today.