Occasionally, a potential implant patient will have problems with the jaw bone that need to be repaired before the implant can be placed. In such a situation, an alveoloplasty is performed on the jawbone. This dental implant procedure is used to smooth rough bone or reshape the bone so the implant will be successful. Not all patients require this procedure.
When a tooth is extracted, sometimes the bone around the extraction site needs to be smoothed or re-contoured so the implant will fit correctly. Smoothing out the alveolar ridge or bone that surrounds the tooth can make the dental prosthetic fit better and feel more comfortable. In some cases it also makes the prosthetic look better and more natural.
Jawbone Reshaping for Dental Implants
When a tooth is extracted, sometimes the bone which surrounded the tooth is not as smooth as it could be. In some instances, the bone may be broken or damaged due to bone loss from tooth extraction or some other reason.
Dental implants require a certain amount of bone in order to fuse successfully. When bone around the alveolar ridge has been lost, it may need to be built up again in order to place an implant. If this is the case, an alveoloplasty may be required.
Bone graft material is placed in the socket where the tooth was and the gum is sutured shut. Sometimes new bone growth is stimulated by placement of a space-maintaining material over the top of the bone graft. After the socket has healed, the alveolar ridge is reshaped and prepared for placement of the dental implant.
For more information about dental implants and implant surgical procedures, contact Ora Dental implant Studio today. We are happy to answer all your dental implant questions.