When you need several or all of your teeth replaced, dental implants provide you with many benefits when compared to typical removable dentures. For starters, dental implants give you the ability to chew your food and speak normally. With dentures, there is always the possibility that your artificial teeth will get stuck in the food or they will slip out of place and make it difficult for others to understand your speech. Another major benefit of dental implants is that they look nearly identical to your existing teeth. This helps you to smile with confidence.
Dental Implants and Bone Grafts
Some patients require bone grafting for dental implants because they don’t have enough bone strength in the area where Dr. Haque of Oak Brook Smiles intends to place them. If this is the case, he will remove a small portion of bone from a different part of your mouth where the strength and density is greater. He then transfers it to the area receiving the dental implant to ensure that it is strong enough to support it. In most cases, Dr. Haque transfers bone from the back of the jaw or the chin area.
You will need to allow time for your bone graft to heal before Dr. Haque can complete the rest of the dental implant process. Once it has, he will install tiny screws made of titanium into your jaw to act as artificial tooth roots. These also need an adequate time to heal. The last step in the process is for your dentist to attach the new artificial teeth to the roots.
Get in Touch with Oak Brook Smiles to Learn More About the Process
We understand that you must weigh several factors before deciding if dental implants and a possible bone graft is right for you. Our staff is here to answer your questions at any time. We encourage you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Haque to discuss the procedure in-depth.