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Have You Been Told You’re Not A Candidate For Dental Implants? Bone Grafting and Dr. Ravi Doctor May Be Your Solution!

December 16, 2011

If you’ve been told that dental implants aren’t for you, a bone grafting procedure may be able to help you. Call Dr. Doctor’s Arlington or Southlake dental office to schedule a consultation visit with us. We serve patients from Arlington, Southlake, and the DFW metroplex.

Strengthen Your Jaw with Bone Grafting from Dr. Doctor

Dental implants are a great restorative option for qualified candidates. They let patients enjoy a strong, functional bite that acts just like a natural smile and can be cared for with regular brushing and flossing.

Not every patient is a candidate for dental implants, though. Which is why, at Dr. Ravi Doctor’s Southlake and Arlington offices, patients who aren’t candidates for dental implants can find hope with a bone graft.

Why Is Bone Grafting Necessary?

The reason why some patients aren’t candidates for dental implants is that they don’t have enough bone density to support the implants. What bone grafting does, then, is strengthen the jaw. It does this by supporting the bone tissue that’s already there and promoting the growth of new tissue over time.

What Is a Bone Grafting Procedure Like?

Often, a bone graft can be completed at the same time as when a patient’s implant is placed.

Once your implant has been placed, Dr. Doctor will simply take bone tissue or bone substitute and place it where it’s needed. Over time, as the site of the implant heals, the patient’s own bone tissue will replace the grafted bone or bone substituted.

In some cases, though, patients may need bone grafting before they can receive implants. Every patient has different needs.

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