Dental implants provide the highest standard of care for replacing missing teeth. There are times, however, where our patients have lost too much volume in their jaw bone to receive dental implants. Since bone must be sufficient in both quality and quantity in order to safely support dental implants, bone grafting may be necessary beforehand. Bone grafting involves taking bone material from a part of the patient’s body or a donor source and using it to build up the proper bone volume back to the area. Bone grafting in Lafayette, IN, is a crucial step of the implant process and, when guided by our expertise and advanced technology, is a simple and effective procedure with a high success rate that helps our patients attain candidacy for dental implants and other restorative options.
Advanced technologies and materials play a major role in the success of bone grafting and, in turn, the long-term success of permanent restorations like dental implants. Our iCat® Cone Beam CT provides high-quality digital images to give us an accurate 3D representation of the quality and density of bone in your jaw. This helps us determine precisely where and how much bone material will need to be used during your bone grafting procedure. The bone grafting process itself is a surgical procedure we perform after the treatment site is fully numbed. If you require more sedation to feel relaxed, we will ensure you are comfortable before the procedure. Once the bone grafting is complete, the area will heal over the next few months, building up a healthy and strong foundation for dental implants!