Bone Grafting

Bone Grafting

A beautiful smile is more than healthy teeth. It is also dependent on healthy gums and the jaw bone to be healthy. Jawbones help keep teeth in their place. If a tooth becomes missing due to gum disease or periodontal (gum) illness or dental caries (decay) and the jaw bone begins to shrink. What is the reason for this? The jaw bone must be healthy to be able to replace the tooth that is missing or teeth using implants denture, a dental implant, or a partial.

Reasons You Might Need Bone Grafting

If you don't have healthy teeth in your mouth to be able to support a dental implant bone grafting is a solution to the problem. There are several reasons why your bones may lack the strength needed.

  • Trauma or injury
  • The space left after a tooth extraction
  • The space left after a lost tooth
  • Gum disease
  • Developmental defects

Bone grafting is a common procedure for patients who require dental implants. Even in the case that your tooth is lost one day, and then visits us the next day, there's always an opportunity that an implant made from bone could be required. The longer you put off seeing a dentist, the more loss of bone is experienced and the greater chances of needing bone grafting.

Process of Bone Grafting.

The dentist will inspect your mouth to determine the condition of your gums, teeth, and jaw. We will take dental X-rays or scans to determine the amount of bone loss. Then, our dentist will review the options available to you and tailor a treatment plan that is tailored to your requirements. This is the step-by-step procedure to use bone grafting

  • Before the procedure, we'll provide you with an anesthetic.
  • The implantologist will separate the bone from the gum by cutting an incision into the gum to implant the implant.
  • Then we'll put bones between the two pieces of bone which need to fuse.
  • Then, our implantologist will fix the bone graft using an adhesive membrane that dissolves or screws that are specifically designed for the job.
  • The dentist will close the cut to begin the healing process.

There are three types of methods used for bone grafting to dental implants that we have in our clinic. We use them in various scenarios.

Block Bone Graft

Bone is normally extracted from the jawbone's back near the wisdom teeth (or in the area where your wisdom teeth used to be). This usually occurs in situations where there's a significant loss of bone in the front of the jaw.

Sinus Lift

When there is a loss of bone around the upper molars which has allowed sinuses to recede and down, a bone graft procedure is used to improve the stability of the upper jaw and the sinuses are returned to their original place.

Socket Graft

The bone graft procedure is performed in conjunction with the tooth being removed to prevent the loss of bone that would be a possibility if it is extracted.

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