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    Bone Grafts to Support Your Dental Implants

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    Bone Grafts to Support Your Dental Implants

    If you’re missing one of your natural teeth, a dental implant is an excellent option for restoring it. However, in order to qualify for dental implants, you need to have enough bone in your jaw to support the actual implant, which will attach to a dental crown to complete your restoration. Unfortunately, the amount of bone in your jaw decreases over time each time you lose a tooth.

    In fact, the width of your alveolar bone—the bone in your jaw—decreases 25% in the first year alone after you lose a tooth, and can decrease up to 60% in the next three years [1]. The good news is that you may be eligible to get a bone graft to support your dental implants in a simple surgical procedure at your dentist or oral surgeon’s office.

    An article by Dr. Ahmed Uthman.  Originally published by Your Dental Health Resource.

    Read the full article here: Bone Grafts to Support Your Dental Implants

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