About oral surgery
If there isn’t enough bone in your jaw, you may need some other treatment before your implant can begin. For dental implants to work, there must be enough bone in the jaw, which is strong enough to hold and support the implant. If this is not the case, you may need some other treatment at your Manchester dentist before your implant treatment can begin, such as bone augmentation, bone grafting or other oral surgery treatment. At your initial consultation by your local Manchester dentist, we will determine how much bone is available and the shape of the bone. This assessment is done through visual examination, palpation of the bone ridge and with advanced x-ray techniques.