Dental Implants are an effective and long-term solution for missing teeth. But, here is the catch, you need to have sufficient jawbone for the implant surgery to be done.
When the teeth are extracted, they are not replaced immediately because the gums have to heal. However, leaving the gaps unfilled for a long will cause the bone to deteriorate.
The alveolar bone supports the teeth. But if there are no teeth, the bone begins to ‘melt’ and gets reabsorbed. The longer you stay with missing teeth, the faster the bone loss. Remember, dental implants need to fuse to the bone to offer maximum support. Fortunately, there is a solution — dental bone graft.
A mouth bone graft surgery is a procedure done to stimulate new bone growth and prepare the jaw for the implant procedure. Our dentist in East York used bone tissue to repair and rebuild your natural bone.
The bone tissues used are obtained from different sources such as:
Our dentist in Thorncliffe Dental will recommend a dental bone graft for different reasons such as:
A bone graft’s primary purpose is to prevent the wasting of the alveolar bone. However, the dentist will also use bone grafting to increase the width of the jawbone to support the implant.
The mouth bone graft surgery only requires local anesthesia, although sedation may be used for patients with dental phobia. The dentist will make an incision to access the gum and fix the granules.
Several bone graft types available, and the type used will depend on the extent of the damage and the location of the lost tooth.
There will be soreness, swelling, pain, and bleeding after the procedure. The dentist will prescribe pain relievers to ease the discomfort and antibiotics to prevent an infection.
Yes, the procedure is safe and has minimal side effects. However, a few complications can arise such as infection, pain, and failure for the bone to regenerate.
Our dentist will first evaluate your dental structure to see if you need a bone graft or not. If you do, the necessary steps are taken to ensure the process is safe and effectively done. Visit the Throncliffe dental centre for a dental assessment and a discussion of the dental implant and bone graft surgery.