Our clinic only treats dental emergencies from March 16 to May 1st, 2020, in accordance with the guidelines of the Ordre des dentistes du Québec. Contact us for a dental emergency appointment. Regular appointments will be rescheduled. If you have symptoms related to COVID-19 (fever, cough, breathing difficulties), contact the government emergency number at 1 877 644-4545.
With age, bone mass in the jaw tends to decrease, meaning its thickness and width diminish. Other factors such as gum diseases, smoking or the loss of a tooth or many teeth can intensify this phenomenon. Indeed, when a natural tooth is lost, the jawbone is no longer stimulated by the presence of the root of a tooth. This causes a tendency for the jawbone to resorb slowly, meaning its volume decreases.
Bone grafting becomes necessary for patients wanting one or many dental implants to replace their teeth but whose bone mass is not sufficient to support an implant adequately.
Groupe dentaire API’s general practice dentists carry out bone grafts in ultra-modern offices and cutting edge surgical tools in Laval and Mascouche.
If you want one or several dental implants, your dentist will determine if a bone graft is necessary in your case. To determine this, the dentist will make a thorough oral exam in which your oral health will be assessed as well the quality of the bone mass in the dedicated area of your jaw where the implant will be placed.
Your dentist will first have to examine your teeth and gums because the presence of any problems or particular condition must be considered to plan the graft. Then, the dentist will take different types of X-rays to assess more accurately the quality, thickness and depth of the bone.