Dentist in Wilmington, NC
Dental implants are an aesthetic and efficient solution for tooth loss. In the area where the implant will be placed, it’s important to have a sufficiently healthy bone structure for the implants to anchor to. By attaching to the jaw, the implant will serve as a strong and long-lasting tooth replacement solution.
However, when teeth are lost or removed without replacement, resorption (bone loss) can occur. If we find that you have experienced bone loss in the area where you need implants, we may recommend a bone graft. A bone graft augments the healthy bone in your jaw and stimulates regeneration that further restores your jawbone structure.
Once fully healed, you will be ready to receive dental implants that will replace missing teeth and prevent further resorption of jaw bone structure.