Bone Grafting and Dental Implants: What You Should Know

At DC Smiles in Alexandria, Va., one example of the way holistic and integrative dentist Dr. Lawrence Singer is ideally-suited to place and replace dental implants is his unique oral surgery training and expertise.

Dental implants are a leading solution for correcting missing or severely damaged teeth. In order for a patient to experience the optimal benefits of this procedure, however, he or she must have a sound jaw and craniofacial bone structure.

But these bones can deteriorate, especially when a person has lived for many years with jaw or teeth problems.

Three reasons that people may not have adequate bone structure for dental implants include:

  • Infection
  • Periodontal disease
  • Injury or trauma

There is a solution. Dr. Singer’s extensive oral surgery training means that he can perform the bone grafting or sinus lift procedures necessary for these patients to benefit from dental implants.
Grafting surgery, which is only performed by highly specialized dentists, involves using healthy bone placed in the damaged area to promote the kind of bone strength and regeneration that will support dental implants.

If you’re in Washington D.C. or Alexandria, Va. and believe you could benefit from oral surgery using bone grafting in order to comfortably wear dental implants, please make an appointment online or call DC Smiles directly at (703) 299-4614 in Alexandria or (202) 455-4920 in Washington, D.C. to schedule time with our dentist.

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