Very few people give much thought to how dense their jaw bone is. So long as their jaws can open and close, and they can speak and chew foods, that's good enough. When you decide to replace a lost tooth with a dental implant, however, the importance of your jaw bone comes sharply into focus. And if your jaw structure needs augmenting, our Upper East Side bone graft
here at the practice of Dr. Mitchell Bloom is the solution.
Why is your jaw so crucial to the successful placement of an implant? A traditional bridge or denture sits on top of your gums, held in either with cement or with adhesive. It does not have a root like your real tooth do. But an implant does have a root. And for it to be effective, your jaw bone must grow around it and fuse with it. A thin and/or weak jaw structure simply won't get the job done. With our Upper East Side bone graft, bone tissue is transplanted into your jaw. It's obtained either from another part of your body, or from a tissue donor bank. Over the course of a few months, new bone tissue will be spurred to grow around the transplanted bone. The result is that you will soon be prepared to move forward with your implant. And that is fantastic news, because implants aren't just there as a stand-in for a tooth. They look, feel, and perform like a real tooth does. You'll be able to chew with total confidence, even if the foods are tough or crunchy. It's so natural, that you may forget that it's not one of your original teeth.
Do you need our Upper East Side bone graft
? Simply contact our office and schedule an appointment to come in for a consultation and examination.
By Mitchell J. Bloom, DMD, PC
November 20, 2018