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Bone Grafting

In order for a dental implant to be successful the patient must have sufficient bone in the jaw to place into. Bone graft is the most common surgical dental procedure associated with dental implants. Usually the quality and quantity of bone in the jaw is reflective of how the bone healed after the tooth was removed. Thanks to advances in dental techniques and technology, the bone graft is very safe and effective in the dental implant restoration. Once it is placed, it will help replace missing bone, stimulate bone formation and increase bone volume.


When is bone grafting necessary?

The most common use for a Bone Grafting is during a Dental Implantation. Quite frequently, the dentist realizes that there isn’t enough bone to support the implant. A weak bone structure might be caused by factors such as gum disease, injury, trauma or missing teeth over a long period of time. 

In case of people whose jaw is too short or too narrow, bone should be added into the jaw before the implants can be placed.
 Recovery time before inserting the implants is usually between 6 to 12 months following bone augmentation.


Where does bone grafting come from?

 It is recommended that the material used for a bone grafting comes from patient’s own bone. This material is usually removed from the chin or back part of lower jaw (ramus).
If the patient does not want to have bone removed from its own body, it might be taken from human cadavers or even cows. Synthetic materials might also be used.
Most dentists usually prefer to use patients own bone; use of alternative materials should be discussed with the dentist.


Treatment Produre

(1) Incision in the gum will be made in order to evaluate quantity of bone necessary. Local anesthesia will be used in both places: donor and recipient area.
(2) Another incision will be made so the bone will be exposed. Some part of the bone and also bone marrow will be removed Stitches will be used to close the incisions.
(3) The bone removed will be placed together with titanium screws. Patient’s bone marrow combined with an alternative bone-graft material will be inserted around the placed bone.
(4)The area will be covered with a membrane and stitches will be used to close the incisions