Losing your teeth as an adult has some risks that you might not think about. Every time we lose a tooth, the bone in the jaw starts to disappear. Since the tooth is no longer in place, there is no need to preserve the bone.
Not correcting this problem can lead to you having issues with eating and speech. This could also lead to nutrition problems as well as put your health at risk. To stay healthy, you need to have your teeth aligned correctly and not have to worry about dentures slipping or any other issues with your teeth.
Fortunately, there is a way to correct this problem and that is bone grafting. Bone grafting may sound like a scary thing but in reality, it is simple and can allow for missing teeth to be restored. When you find out that you need a bone graft, your first thought may be of panic. You might fear the surgery and think that it is a significant risk to take. You may have heard that it is extremely painful and that it takes months to recover. There are many myths surrounding bone grafting and we are here to tell you that they are just myths.
Here are 3 of the most common myths we here when it comes to bone grafting.
Myth #1: A long recovery and extremely painful
This is one of the most common myths we here and it couldn’t be further from the truth. When you first have your bone graft, it is wise to stay home the first day and rest. This is due to the medication that is used during the procedure. After your first day of recovery, you are free to resume your normal activities. Many patients that have had this procedure have reported to their dental specialist, that they have felt no pain.
Myth #2: Bone graft and implants cannot be done at the same time
Actually, when you have your bone graft, in most cases you can have your dental implant placed on the same day. It will depend on the implant stability and amount of bone remaining. Your dentist will have to look at your CT Scan and make that determination. Most people enjoy the fact that they can have both procedures completed at one time.
Myth #3: It’s simply not worth it. They use cadaver bone or cells.
It is understandable to be worried about your bone graft procedure. When bone substitutes are used, no live cells are used. Mainly inorganic materials and minerals, they act as a matrix or scaffold until your own body produces your own bone.
People who have had this procedure done by their dental specialist before, say that they do not regret doing it and would gladly do it again. They have their smile back and functioning teeth. Their quality of life was improved with little to no pain and the procedure didn’t take hardly any recovery time.
If you want to learn all that you can learn about bone grafting, our periodontist at the Implantation Dental Center will help you. All you need to do is call our office and we will be able to set it up so that you have an assessment to see if you qualify for a bone grafting and dental implants. Don’t delay! Get your quality of life back and improve your overall health. Consider calling the Implantation Dental Center in Plantation, Florida today at 954-476-0770 or visit our website.