While there are some existing conditions diabetes and immune deficiencies that make dental implants a challenge, our dental specialist at Quality Dental Care of Lakeland has the skill needed to expertly place implants for nearly everyone who wants them, even those who have been previously told that they are not a good candidate.
What is a dental implant?
A dental implant is a tiny titanium post that acts as a replacement for a lost tooth root. The post is placed surgically in your jaw and left to heal and fuse with the surrounding tissue. So, one of the criteria for placing the implant is that there is enough dense bone to support the implant. However, even in this case, Dr. Zaman can solve the problem by performing a bone graft procedure.
How Bone Grafting Works
Bone grafting sounds complicated but is actually quite straightforward. A small piece of bone is removed from another part of your body like your hip and transplanted to your jawbone. Minor bone grafting can often be performed at the time of implant placement, while larger areas may require months to heal.
Call Our Lakeland, FL Dentist Office To Learn More
But all our patients who have had bone grafting tell us that the extra step was well worth it to enjoy the freedom and comfort of a permanent tooth replacement. If you have questions about dental implants at our Lakeland, FL, dental office, please call us at (863) 858-3891 to arrange a commitment-free consultation with our implant specialist Dr. Zaman.