Bone grafting is sometimes necessary before dental implants if there is insufficient jawbone to support implants. Dental implants are placed directly into the jawbone and sufficient bone is needed for the implants to be successful.
A bone graft is surgery to replace the bone surrounding a tooth root to provide sufficient bone for the implant. Our dentist will take material for bone grafting from another part of the jaw or elsewhere in the body. The dentist will use synthetic material in certain cases.
Like other body tissues, bone will regenerate under the right conditions. By grafting bone, bone regeneration to hold the implants in place will be produced as the surrounding bone grows and fuses with implant material.
When the site surrounding the bone graft heals, you can have your implant surgery.
It is important to have an initial consultation before the implant procedure. This evaluation will enable your dentist to identify if you need a bone graft procedure. People may require bone grafting due to:
You can have bone grafting under local anaesthesia. The dentist can administer a sedative if you suffer from dental anxiety.
If you require a large graft, then the dentist may graft bone surgically from another part of your body such as a hip or shin. In this case you will need anaesthesia and the procedure should be performed in hospital.
Our dentist will lift gum tissue from the affected area, place the bone graft, secure it, and stitch the gum over the graft. The requires somewhere around 60 to 90 minutes.
The dentist will remove the stitches after a week. Based on the grafting method, it usually requires 3 to 9 months for the graft to grow onto the natural bone, a process known as osseointegration. The implants will be fitted after osseointegration takes place.
After you have had a bone graft, our surgeon will tell you how to care for the graft. By following aftercare instructions, you can lessen the risk of graft failure.
Unlike other surgical methods, a bone graft can lead to some discomfort though the pain is no more than if you had had a tooth out. You can take paracetamol and Ibuprofen to lessen the pain and your dentist may prescribe antibiotics and anti-inflammatories.
Our dentist uses bone material which can include:
The cost of bone graft will depend on the exact requirement. Our dentist evaluates your oral health thoroughly during the consultation session to let you know the exact price of your bone graft. You can ask any questions related to the procedure, at the time of consultation.
Different methods for bone grafting include the following:
Visit our clinic today to book a consultation with the dentist for bone grafting!