Are you preparing for dental implants? If you are lacking jawbone density, our dentist, Dr. Ryan A. Draiss, may recommend that you get bone grafting in Chelsea, Alabama, to improve your jawbone density. Call Chelsea Comprehensive Dental at (205) 618-8181 to set up your consultation for dental implants and bone grafting. We can help you get the smile results you want and deserve.

If your jawbone is not dense or thick enough to support a dental implant, our team may recommend that you get this oral surgery procedure. In the bone grafting treatment, we transplant a piece of bone made from either artificial bone material or bone fragments from a tissue bank, and we graft it to your jawbone. With time the jawbone and grafted bone tissue bond, which creates a stronger foundation.

Typically, we recommend bone grafting if your jawbone’s density is insufficient to support a dental implant or other restorative treatment. After losing a tooth, the jawbone deteriorates at the site of the tooth extraction. If your resorption (deterioration) is significant enough, our dentist and team will need to correct the condition before placing a dental implant. Although bone grafting is most commonly used when preparing for dental implants, it can also be used for certain kinds of periodontal therapy if bone loss has occurred due to periodontal disease.

Call our office to learn more about this treatment and if it is right for you. Our experienced dentist and team look forward to caring for your smile needs.