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Bone Grafting—Will You Need it Before Getting a Dental Implant? Torrance, CA

Bone Grafting—Will You Need it Before Getting a Dental Implant?

Dentist Consulting with Patient About Bone Grafting

Dental implants are the closest you can get to having your natural teeth back. If you’re interested in getting implants, you may have a few questions about the procedure. One common question our Torrance experts here is: “will I need bone grafting for a dental implant?”

Dental Implants Require Healthy Bone Levels

Implants need enough bone to help hold them in place. Some people don’t have a healthy foundation of bone that can support them. That problem can be overcome with bone grafting prior to the implant surgery.

What Are Bone Grafts for Dental Implants?

Bone graft is FDA-approved material placed into a tooth socket or over weak areas of bone in a brief surgical procedure. The graft material may come from a bone in your own body (autograft), dried animal bone (xenograft), or another person’s bone (allograft). Grafting often needs to be done a few months before getting an implant to ensure the site is stable.

Do You Need a Bone Graft?

Grafting is only required in areas where there isn’t enough bone to support an implant. Your jawbone may need supplementations in areas that have lost bone due to:

  • Congenital conditions
  • Denture wear
  • Gum disease
  • Trauma
  • Resorption
  • Tooth extractions

The best way to find out whether or not you have enough bone for a dental implant? See a dental implant specialist in Torrance.

At Torrance Oral Surgery Center, we offer the latest in CT scanning and other digital imaging to measure your bone levels. If you require bone grafting, we’ll let you know and help you decide on the best treatment option.

Call us today to schedule your consultation!

Posted on behalf of Torrance Oral Surgery Center

23451 Madison St #120
Torrance, CA 90505

Phone: (310) 373-0667

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What Our Patients Say About Us

Even our patients who have been told in the past that they are not good candidates for dental implants have found options at our clinic.

Mindy W.

This is a very welcoming center. Everyone seemed very competent and helpful. I had an oral biopsy today. No waiting. The staff were ready for me and all was in place. Dr. Yagoubian was warm , cheerful and I felt in extremely capable hands. I am so grateful I was referred to him. Sincerely, Mindy W.

Raj G.

Dr. Yagoubian is excellent. I was in state for business when my wisdom tooth broke. I was lucky enough to find Dr. Yagoubian's office. Everyone there was professional and courteous. The procedure went smoothly. Dr. Y is highly skilled, meticulous, and a very personable health care provider (a rarity in the field, in my opinion). If you need an oral surgeon, I highly recommend him.

Chahab S.

Dr Yagoubian is an excellent oral surgeon, supported by a very professional staff. They made the experience as stress-free as possible. Highly recommended.

Paul M.

A positive experience from start to end. I got a sense that this was going to go well and it did. Two extractions, two implants, bone graft and removal of four part bridge. Leaving part of the bridge on one tooth. If there were 10stars they would be for Torrance oral surgery group and Dr. Alicia Wolf / Blanco Demtal Group for recommending Ben.