Dental implants are an aesthetic and effective solution for tooth loss. However, to place a dental implant, you must have sufficient healthy bone structure in the area where the implant will be placed. This bone serves to anchor the implant in place and ensure your tooth replacement solution is strong and long-lasting.
When teeth are lost or removed without replacement, resorption (bone loss) can occur. Prior to dental implant placement, Dr. Craig Baker, Clearwater implant dentist, will determine if a bone graft is needed. A bone graft augments the healthy bone in your jaw and stimulates regeneration that further restores your jawbone structure.
Once fully healed, you will be ready to receive dental implants that will provide a solution for tooth loss and prevent further resorption of jaw bone structure.
To schedule a consultation to learn how dental implants can improve your quality of life, contact Baker Cosmetic & Family Dentistry of Clearwater today.