Bone grafting may be necessary for some patients in preparation for dental implant placement. Patients who have gone a long amount of time with one or more missing teeth may experience diminished jawbone density making it impossible for the implant post to fuse with the jaw. Some patients naturally have less bone tissue, and others have experienced bone loss due to health issues or facial injury or trauma. Whatever the reason, Dr. David Nguyen has the training and experience necessary to offer patients safe, effective bone grafting procedures to ensure successful implant placements. If you’re interested in learning more about the bone grafting process, contact Dental Care Today of Richardson to schedule a tooth replacement consultation. We’ll examine your smile and help you determine what the best course of treatment will be. If we do determine a bone graft will be necessary as part of your dental implant supported tooth replacement plan, you will need to visit us for a preparation appointment, so we can attach the bone graft. Following this procedure, you will wait several months for the new bone tissue to fuse with your existing jawbone.