Bone grafting is frequently used in connection with dental restorations such as bridge work and dental implants. The height, depth, and width of the jawbone at the implant site can, in the majority of cases, make or break the success of a restoration treatment. The implant(s) cannot be supported on an unstable foundation when the jawbone has retreated or has undergone severe damage, and bone grafting is generally advised for the future rehabilitation.
Jaw bone volume is primarily influenced by a number of factors, including:
Most of the time, dental bone grafting is a very successful procedure. Additionally, it is a better option than missing teeth, unhealthy teeth, or deformed teeth. Bone grafting can fill up gaps and flaws in the bone and expand the jawbone’s height or width.
The health and stability of the teeth can be improved by bone grafting in essentially two different ways:
In order to determine the overall health of the teeth and gums, the periodontist will first do a comprehensive examination of the afflicted region. Before the bone grafting operation can start, periodontal disease and damaged neighboring teeth will be completely treated. Additionally, the periodontist will advise panoramic x-rays to determine the exact depth and width of the existing bone.
A CAT scan can sometimes be advised to assess the state of the bones. Depending on these findings, the periodontist may further provide local anesthesia and probe into the gum to ascertain what sort and how much bone is necessary.
Dental Bone grafts can be of many sorts. The ideal kind will be chosen for your specific situation by our periodontist.
It can sometimes take many months to finish the bone grafts surgery. The affected spot is normally filled with bone that has been taken from your own body (or, in rare cases, from a “bone bank”). The migration of cells will result in strong attachment and cell development, and this bone will merge with the old bone. Increased bone mass from adding bone to the jaw will support and anchor the implant by increasing bone mass (s).
The periodontist will use local anesthesia throughout the procedure to numb the grafting and extraction sites. The new bone will be fixed into place after a tiny incision is made to prepare the area. Occasionally, the new bone may be covered with a synthetic membrane. This barrier promotes the formation of new bone while preventing bacterial and soft tissue invasions. You won’t need to spend the night following the procedure, and you’ll get thorough post-op care instructions. The periodontist will recommend medicines to aid with swelling, pain, and infection control.
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