Before you can get a dental implant from Bay Area Surgical Arts in San Francisco and Cupertino, we have to make sure you have enough health bone in your jaw.
A dental implant is a titanium post that goes directly into the jaw, where it replaces the root of the missing tooth. Titanium is especially well-suited for this, because it fuses so well with human bone. But first, we have to be sure there is enough.
A bone graft involves transplanting bone from another part of your body to the jaw. The hip is a common source. However, artificial bone can also be used.
It takes a couple of months for the graft material to grow new bone. Once we have determined there is enough bone mass, we can move forward with the dental implant.
Dental implants are an unbeatable solution for anyone missing one or more of their natural teeth. Bay Area Surgical Arts offers single and multiple dental implants, plus implants for full dental arches. We have offices in San Francisco and Cupertino. Call one to ask about bone grafting, and schedule an appointment today!
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