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Belmont NC Dentists Now Provide Oral Surgery Dentistry Solutions

Belmont Dental offers both minor and some major oral surgery treatment such as surgical and simple extractions, implants bone grafts.

Implants are used to replace missing teeth.  Implants are very durable and long lasting.

Although a lot goes into making sure you are a proper candidate for implants they have a high success rate of around 98%. An implant patient should have healthy gums and enough bone to hold the implant in place. They also must be committed to good oral hygiene and regular dental visits. Heavy smokers, people suffering from uncontrolled chronic disorders such as diabetes and heart disease or someone how has had radiation above the neck need to be evaluated individually.

Implants give a strong foundation for permanent or removable teeth replacement. Implants are made to give the more natural look as possible. Implants and made to fuse to the bone becoming permanent. Having an implant placed to replace a missing tooth does not require having to reshape surrounding teeth like when you have a bridge placed; this helps improve the longevity of your long-term oral health because you aren’t altering healthy teeth.  Implants can also be used to hold loose fitting dentures in place; this way you do not have to worry about your dentures slipping or moving while talking or trying to eat; also making eating your favorite food easier.

Bone Graft: Sometimes your dentist may recommend bone grafting to increase the height and shape of your dental ridge. This can help with the fit of a removable partial or complete denture or give enough structure for the placement of an implant.

Sometimes the placement of bone grafts need to be performed at a specialist office such as an oral Surgeon’s office or the periodontist; that would be necessary if you need a large change in the shape and size of the dental ridge. Often if you may have enough bone to place and implant or have an appliance placed but it may be recommended for a small amount of grafting material be placed around the implant to secure it just a little more or to make that area of the ridge a little higher so that the denture will set better and not move as much.

How Safe is it to Have a Bone Graft and Where Does it Come From? 

Yes bone grafts are safe. Allograft bone is taken for organ donors. The bone is carefully processed and tested to ensure that it is safe to use before being used. A positive to using Allograft bone is there is not a second surgical site unlike Auto graft bone. Auto graft bone comes from you the patient. Bone is taken from another area of your own body and placed in the problem area. Auto graft is a very good option because it is made up of your own cell’s and there is no risk of transmitting diseases.  The largest down fall to the auto graft bone is the second surgical site.