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What is Bone Grafting for Dental Implants.

Bone Grafting is Used to Make Dental Implants Possible.

While dental implants are a great technique to replace lost teeth and give you that beautiful smile, they do require a minimum amount of healthy bone and are not suitable for everyone. When a dental implant is placed in the jawbone, it begins to join with the surrounding bone; however, if there is insufficient bone, this bonding process will not take place, and the implant will most likely fail. This is why, throughout the implant process, bone grafting and dental implants are frequently used simultaneously - it is a relatively predictable treatment with a high success rate.


What Does Bone Graft Do?

In the treatment of tooth loss, dental implant operations have become quite popular. The screws that support the crown and replicate the root of your extracted tooth are known as implants. When there is insufficient jawbone to support a dental implant due to bone deterioration, traumatic tooth extraction, infection, or long-term tooth loss, bone grafting may be necessary. This will guarantee that the dental implant is properly positioned, resulting in a beautiful smile and a secure and comfortable fit within the mouth.


What Exactly is a Bone Graft?

The amount of bone graft required is always determined by the degree of bone deterioration. For patients who have recently lost a tooth, a little bone graft is recommended. We employ sterile, synthetic bone particles sourced from a variety of sources. It could be bone taken from another area of your jawbone or animal-derived synthetic bone components (usually bovine and horse). These synthetic bone grafts are made under strict circumstances, including gamma ray sterilization and FDA or WHO certification. The sterile bone granules, which are used to fill the tooth socket, resemble coarse sand. Before the region is stitched shut, the granules are covered with a protective collagen membrane. Natural bone will cover the tooth socket and maintain bone height for several weeks until the missing tooth is replaced with an implant.


Where is Bone Graft Applied?

The goal of a bone graft is to increase the amount of bone around the implant. Bone grafts are applied and implants are inserted at the same time in some circumstances. However, there may not be enough bone to support implants during the healing process in some circumstances. We prefer to execute a bone graft operation during the initial visit in these cases. The bone graft will have healed within 4-6 months, providing enough bone volume to put the implant. The next stage of the dental implant procedure can commence once the bone transplant has healed.

How Do I Know If a Bone Graft Will Be Required?

We'll take a 3D x-ray to determine the area's bone volume and diameter, as well as whether or not a bone graft is required. We will use a bone graft if there isn't enough bone to insert the implant.


Who Can't Have Bone Grafting?

History of head and neck radiotherapy

Some diseases are systemic in nature (uncontrolled diabetes, bone metabolism disease)

Infections

Those who smoke a lot (more than 20 in a day)

At Rosary Clinic, we use high-quality materials and cutting-edge techniques to give you beautiful, long-lasting results. Contact us today for a free consultation with one of our professionals if you have any questions about bone grafting or dental implants.

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