Is Bone Grafting Required For a Mini Dental Implant?

In the following video, Brent Bradford, DDS, explains when a bone autograft is necessary to provide the required foundation for a miniature dental implant.

When new patients come in, especially those who have been informed at other offices that bone grafting is necessary for implant placement, it’s important to understand that this is often not the case with mini implants. Bone grafting is rarely required for their placement.

However, if a tooth is extracted, we sometimes perform bone grafting to fill the socket and provide a foundation for natural bone growth. If you’ve been without teeth for a significant period, a CT scan during your consultation will provide detailed insights into the quantity and quality of bone you have, both in terms of height and width. Generally, for mini implants, a graft is not a standard requirement.

We invite you to contact us to schedule a free consultation, where we can perform a CT scan and address all your queries regarding mini implants and whether bone grafting might be necessary for you.


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Dr. Brent Bradford

Dr. Brent A. Bradford welcomes you to his general and family dental practice located in the North Medical Center in Liverpool, New York. Dr. Bradford takes an interest in the impact that oral health can have on the overall health of his patients, in addition to helping them maintain or achieve a feeling of self-confidence related to their teeth and smile.

Dr. Bradford particularly enjoys helping patients in the areas of aesthetic and restorative dentistry. His aesthetic work includes bleaching, bonding and veneers. His restorative dentistry goes beyond crown and bridge work to include the innovative mini dental implants.

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