If you are considering dental implants as a way to permanently replace a missing tooth, but have been told you have insufficient bone to support the implant, a bone graft may make this possible.
The longer a tooth has been missing the higher the likelihood you may have suffered bone loss. This does not mean you are unable to have dental implants placed; you can still have successful implant surgery through a clinically proven procedure called bone grafting.
Extensive bone loss can cause long-term problems, not only for your teeth, but also for the facial structure. If a tooth is lost and not quickly replaced with a dental implant, over time the bone behind it will resorb and give the face a sunken appearance. Bone grafts can provide the best possible foundation for implant treatment.
We know that just like any surgical procedure, a bone graft can be daunting. We are more than happy to talk you through your procedure step by step and work out the best arrangement for you. We'll always make sure you're fully aware of every option and comfortable with your informed decisions before moving forward.