Have you recently learned that you may need bone grafting to improve your chances for dental implants? If so, you have likely found yourself instantly full of a variety of questions. While you know that grafting offers exceptional benefits – namely that you will be able to complete your smile with the solid stability of implants – that may be as far as your knowledge goes. Or, if you’ve spoken with us at length or completed a bit of research, you may feel you’ve become quite knowledgeable on the subject. Either way, do yourself a favor – see if you need additional info by taking a brief quiz. And remember, we are always happy to answer your questions.
Bone Grafting Quiz: True or False?
- True or False: The transplanted bone tissue can come from your own body (such as from the chin or hip). Or, you may choose from other options, such as cow bone, human cadaver bone, or synthetic “bone.”
- True or False: Bone grafting does not enjoy a very high success rate but because it is often the only option for receiving dental implants, it is worth the attempt.
- True or False: Bone grafting may either promote the growth of new bone tissue or existing bone will fuse with the new tissue, creating a strong foundation for a future implant.
Quiz Answer Key
- True. We will speak with you about your needs and your options, determining the best bone source for your particular requirements, while examining the pros and cons.
- False. Bone grafting actually has a high rate of success. Failure is a slim possibility – fortunately, we can remove an unsuccessful graft and place another.
- True. A successful graft will restore the lost bone structure and volume, creating a strong, supportive base into which we may place an implant post.
ABOUT YOUR SANTA ROSA, CA, ORAL SURGEONS:
Combining experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery with a genuine care for their patients’ health and comfort, the team at Santa Rosa and Rohnert Park Oral Surgery is ready to improve the health and beauty of smiles in the Sonoma County and North Bay area. To schedule a consultation, contact our office by calling 707-545-4625 (Santa Rosa) or 707-584-1630 (Rohnert Park).