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Dental implants are an excellent choice to replace lost teeth because they last for years to come. Before the implants can be placed, though, we will need to examine your smile– especially the bone around the placement site– to make sure your jawbone can support a dental implant. If the bone is too thin or weak, Dr. Rick G. Friedrichs can perform a bone graft to strengthen the bone tissue enough to place a dental implant.

Bone grafting adds density and strength to the jawbone so that it can keep a dental implant stable. Benefits of a bone graft include adding height and width to the jaw. Bone grafting material can come from different sources, but is typically extracted from another part of your body. Alternative options include processed bone from a bone bank or a bone-like material.

Following the grafting procedure, your smile will need a few months to fuse the new bone material with the original bone structure. Once this process is complete, you can visit Rick Friedrichs, DDS and Associates to receive your dental implants.

If you have any questions about the process involved in a bone graft in Tomball, Texas, please feel free to contact our office at 281-205-4717 today. You are welcome to schedule a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Rick G. Friedrichs, for more information.