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Do you have any lost or missing teeth? If so, it is extremely important to have them replaced as soon as possible. A highly effective tooth replacement procedure to consider is via permanent installations known as dental implants. However dental implants require a strong jaw in order to be put in place. If your jaw is weak or frail, a bone grafting procedure may be required beforehand.

According to the American Association of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons, bone grafts are most often recommended if your jawbone is too frail, thin, soft, or excessively week in order to straighten it so it can effectively hold an implant. Bone grafting procedures remove bone from one area of your body to place into your jawbone.

In some situations, artificial bone grafts can be used. This includes creating a bone graft designed specifically for your mouth without using natural bone in your body. Typically bone grafts take several months to effectively take hold and strengthen your jaw. Only after the bone graft is fully healed can a dental implant finally be implemented.

If you would like to schedule a dental implant or bone grafting session at Oshins Of Smiles, simply call our dentist office in Schenectady, New York, at our number 518-356-5635. Dr. Steven Oshins and our entire team await. We look forward to seeing you smile!