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... About Dental Implants Bone Grafting for Dental Implants Frequently Asked Questions About Dental Implants Hidden Consequences of Losing Teeth Top Reasons to Choose Dental Implants Cosmetic Gum Surgery The gum tissue that surrounds and supports your teeth plays a big role in how appealing your smile will look...

Using Sinus Surgery to Stimulate Bone Growth for Implants
...This is why we typically place bone grafting material in an empty socket at the same time as we extract the tooth...

Attention to Detail Crucial to a Beautiful Smile Supported by Dental Implants
...It’s also possible in some cases to perform bone grafting surgery before implants to build up bone volume...

Surgically Accessing Sinuses can Help Grow New Bone for Implants
...Fortunately, some of the bone can be regenerated through techniques that place bone grafting material at the site to stimulate and serve as a scaffold for new bone...

Charlize Theron Back in Action After Dental Surgery
...At first, she thought it was a cavity — but later, she found out it was more serious: One tooth needed a root canal, and the other had to be extracted and replaced with a dental implant — but first, a bone grafting procedure was needed...

Crazy Little Thing Called... Hyperdontia?
... After extraction, some bone grafting material may be placed in the tooth socket and gauze may be applied to control bleeding; sutures (stitches) are sometimes used as well...

Periodontal Flap Surgery
...A variety of techniques may be used to accomplish this, including high-tech methods of bone grafting and chemicals referred to as growth factors...

Are You a Candidate for Dental Implants?
...In fact, bone grafting material is often added to an extraction site when a tooth is removed, just to make sure implants remain a viable option...

Bone Grafting for Dental Implants
...Very often you can still get the replacement tooth you want, thanks to routine bone grafting procedures...

Bone Grafting FAQs
What is bone grafting...

Immediate Implants
... If radiographic (x-ray) examination reveals that there is not enough bone to support the implant initially, it doesn't mean you can't have a dental implant; it just means that you will probably need to have a routine bone grafting procedure as the tooth is removed, and then allow the area to heal for several months before having a second procedure to place the implant...

Cost of Not Replacing Missing Teeth
...In fact, bone grafting is presently a relatively common in-office procedure that can be done as one stage of the implant process...

Bone Grafting
...Fortunately, with modern bone grafting-techniques, the bone that has been lost can be built up again...