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Bone grafting may sometimes be needed for dental implants because in order for dental implants to be installed correctly and efficiently there needs to be enough bone in the patient’s mouth to support the dental implant. Also, when it comes to tooth restoration dental implants if placed properly and cared for can be very beneficial for the patient in terms of regaining function. To better understand whether or not you will need bone grafting done it would be beneficial to review the different instances below:
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If you start to experience gum recession this is an early warning sign that you may be in the beginning stages of developing gum disease. Also, if allowed to go untreated and advance into full blown gum disease your overall health could be affected. This is because of the oral systemic connection and the fact that your oral health plays a major role in the health of your overall body. The bacteria that begin to develop in your mouth can travel through your bloodstream and spread to the rest of your entire body. The spread of this bad bacteria will overtime lead to the development of different systemic diseases such as heart disease or diabetes. In addition, to the development of oral systemic issues gum disease can lead to other issues like tooth decay, tooth loss, increased risk of infection, and partial or complete tooth loss.
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