A patient may require the need of bone grafting if jaw bone is thin to keep the implant stationed in the space. Strong bone is crucial to support the dental implant.
The process of a bone graft procedure:
Before deciding on whether you are a suitable candidate for a dental implant, a cone beam (CT Scan) is performed. This is a 3D view of your jaw and allows the dentist create a fully computerized digitally planned surgery.
The surgeon will use a material such as cow bone/artificial bone and with the use of collagen membrane, will graft it into your jaw bone. Bone from a patient’s body is the best graft as it uses the patient’s own cells and there is no risk of transmission of disease.
Once the bone graft is placed in the jaw, you will be expected to wait 5-8 months so that the graft will have an opportunity to create new bone that is robust enough to make the dental implant stable.
If the bone graft is successful, then it will support the dental implant in a proper manner.
After the bone grafting procedure, the dental implant surgery is performed.
Why do we need bone grafting?
Loss of the bone and teeth in the jaw can change your facial structure. The face can look aged if the underlying bones are not supportive. Some dental procedures require thick dimensional bone to provide optimal results. If you do not have enough bone, your jaw cannot support a dental implant. The bone required to support a successful implant is 1.5-2mm each side.
Reasons for bone grafting
Bone loss due to
trauma to the tooth
gum disease – eating away at the bone
Our dentist here at Care 4 teeth is specifically trained in bone grafting and implant surgery to help you achieve a perfect smile.
Socket bone graft
Bone graft before and after
Increased bone density
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