Dr. Sameet Koppikar of Biltmore Dental Center in Phoenix, AZ has experience in a wide variety of dental services. When patients are considering the placement of dental implants, they need to determine if they are appropriate candidates. One requirement for treatment is sufficient bone structure. Without this, the implant does not have the proper foundation for successful placement. Dr. Sameet Koppikar and his team may then suggest bone grafting.
Why bone grafting?
Bone grafting builds up the jawbone. This is done in preparation of placing dental implants. Dental implants require sufficient bone structure to hold onto and to stimulate the process of osseointegration. This is when the bone grows around the implant. The strength of an implant comes from the bone. Bone grafting eliminates the need for patients to consider alternatives such as dentures or bridges, which are not nearly as stable as a dental implant.
Is it necessary?
Patients who do not have enough bone structure for the placement of a dental implant have two options. They can either consider bone grafting with a dentist such as Dr. Sameet Koppikar who offers this type of oral surgery, or they can discuss alternative solutions such as bridges or partial dentures. However, many patients prefer f dental implants for permanent replacement of missing teeth.
Assistance is a phone call away!
Dr. Sameet Koppikar and the team of Biltmore Dental Center want to keep Phoenix smiling! If you live in or around the area and have considered the placement of dental implants, bone grafting may benefit you tremendously in achieving a strong, durable smile after tooth loss. Contact the practice today by calling (602) 954-8200 or visit at 4202 N. 32nd Street, Suite B. Our staff offers a wide range of general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry procedures for a beautiful, healthy smile!