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The jawbone begins to resorb (or shrink) after tooth loss when the roots no longer stimulate the bone. The thinning of the ridge can make it impossible to place dental implants.
Autograft is essentially a process of moving bone from one part of your body to another. The bone is typically harvested from a person’s chin, although it can be harvested from other areas (such as a person’s hip or shin) if there is inadequate volume intraorally.
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While autografting will involve two surgical sites, the procedure still produces some of the best results because it involves using a person’s own bone with the cells still intact. The bones are then secured with screws.
Dental implants can be placed after the bone has matured. The autograft procedure can even make dental implants possible for people suffering from extreme levels of bone deterioration after tooth loss.
If you have been told that you may need a bone grafting procedure in order to receive dental implants, contact the Advanced Oral Specialty Group at (856) 772-9444 today to schedule your initial appointment. With more than 30 years of experience, Dr. Alan Meltzer has performed more than 15,000 implant procedures.