It’s Not Too Late
If you already wear dentures, are missing teeth or are even missing just one, it’s possible your jaw has experienced some deterioration. Without the roots of your teeth to stimulate your jaw, it eventually begins to weaken. This makes a less than ideal candidate for an implant site. You may have read that implants require adequate bone quality and quantity and that’s true. But it’s possible to stimulate the jaw once again and trigger it to begin healing.
Have no fear Dr. Pollock has a solution for you, if you’re interested in getting a dental implant to give yourself a more permanent smile there is hope yet.
How We’ll Make It Work for You
It’s possible to restore weakened jaws via bone grafts. Bone grafts work by taking donated bone, attaching it to the bone that is already there, laying the catalyst material over the area to promote the necessary healing and then close up. We can use any of these sources for your graft:
- You – Typically, we can just take bone from another portion of your jaw. Sometimes though for larger portions, we may need to use bone from your tibia or hip.
- Human – If for whatever reason using your own bone tissue isn’t workable for you, we can also use cadaver bone tissue to promote your jaw regrowth.
- Animal – Usually we use bone from a cow. And not to worry, no cows will be harmed in the making of this graft, we source from cadaver cows.
- Synthetic material – We can use synthetic, man-made bone graft material as well
No more thinking that it’s too late to do something about your smile or upgrade yourself from traditional dentures to something more permanent. With the several options listed above you can decide together with Dr. Pollock about what the best option is for you and your unique dental needs. Grafts also lay an excellent foundation for any future dental work you may need as well!
Ready to Get Started?
Call our office today at (469)264-8921 or visit the Rockwall Oral Surgery contact page to ask any questions you may have or to just learn more about dental bone grafting and whether it’s right for you.