Great Neck bone grafting
At our dental practice, we specialize in many different dental services including providing patients with dental implants. For this reason, we have found it very helpful that we also specialize in bone grafting procedures. Many patients who come to our dental practice, Alan S. Kuznick DMD, for dental implants, first need to have a Great Neck bone grafting
procedure in order to become a good candidate for getting dental implants.
In order to successfully receive a dental implant, your jawbone needs to be healthy enough and thick enough to withstand the dental implant procedure, and to allow the new dental implant root to firmly fuse to the jawbone. Neither of these things can happen unless your jawbone is of adequate thickness, and is in a healthy condition. Unfortunately, when patients lose teeth, the missing tooth root will cause the jawbone to atrophy. When the jawbone atrophies, it becomes weaker and thinner. This is the main reason why patients are unable to get dental implants. However, after a Great Neck bone grafting, most patients are able to successfully have the dental implant procedure performed. Many times, patients will come to our office for a second opinion regarding getting dental implants, because they have been turned down by a previous dentist. These patients are very excited to learn that they will actually become excellent candidates for the procedure after they receive a bone grafting procedure at our office. This procedure is now a common procedure and is generally quite successful. Once the bone grafting procedure has been completed, and the jawbone has returned to a healthier condition, we can then proceed with the dental implant procedure. At this point the jawbone will be able to fuse to the dental implant, and the dental implant root will be able to serve as an extremely stable and lifelong base for the new tooth.
For an appointment to see our dentist regarding getting dental implants or a Great Neck bone grafting
procedure, contact us today.
By Alan S. Kuznick, DMD
March 23, 2017