Bone Grafting in Burnet, TX
A dental implant is placed in the jawbone to replace the root of a natural tooth. To be eligible for the procedure, you need to have a certain level of bone to support the implant. There are various clinical reasons why bones supporting the teeth erode over time, including the following:
- Acid erosion
- Infection or bone defects
- Extensive cavities
- Cracked teeth
- Untreated periodontal (gum) disease
- Missing teeth
- Poorly-fitting dentures
- Bone density weakens over time
- Bone is too short or thin
- Other medical conditions
At Burnet Dental Center in Burnet, TX, we can determine whether you have adequate bone strength to support an implant. If not, we may recommend bone grafting to supplement your current bone level. A successful bone graft will trigger the generation of new bone to provide support for your dental implants.
There are many bone graft options, including synthetic, animal-based, ceramic, polymer, or ever autologous (your own). Dr. Harris will determine the best bone grafting procedure for your individual need and discuss each option's pros and cons during your implant consultation.