When an individual of good overall health loses a natural tooth due to infection or injury, the dental implant restoration is often an excellent choice to repair the function and beauty of the smile. A dental implant is actually considered an artificial tooth root that can be inserted into the bone of the natural jaw to hold a replacement tooth, denture, or bridge in the smile. Implants look and feel like natural teeth, and function just the same. However, patients who want to obtain a dental implant will need to have sufficient bone of the jaw to have a successful procedure. Dental implants require bone to hold them in place, and without it, the procedure is not recommended. Patients that want dental implants but do not have enough bone structure will want to ask Dr. Leslie Sultan and his team in Fort Lauderdale, FL about the benefits of bone grafting.
What is bone grafting?
Bone grafting is a process during which Dr. Leslie Sultan can rebuild the bone of the jaw using donated bone or manmade alternatives. This helps in preparing the jawbone for the placement of dental implants when tooth loss has occurred. Bone grafting can take time to occur, as new bone has to be solidified with the natural bone before placing a dental implant into the jaw. The dental implant will also help in maintaining the bone of the jaw unlike alternative treatments that can contribute to bone resorption. After the bone grafting has provided a sufficient foundation to safely place an implant, patients can move forward with their procedure to restore the function, beauty, and health of the smile following tooth loss.
Learn more about dental bone grafting and other oral surgeries
If you live in the Fort Lauderdale, FL area and are being recommended by your dentist to visit an oral surgeon for bone grafting, now is the time to connect with Dr. Leslie Sultan of the Sultan Center for Oral Facial Surgery. His facility is located at 4800 North Federal Highway #201 and can be reached by phone to schedule a consultation at (954) 771-8772. He is committed to providing a wide range of oral surgeries for new and established patients in the community.