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Dental implants are an increasingly popular replacement option for missing teeth, but not everyone who is missing a tooth due to an accident, trauma or disease is a candidate for tooth implants. One of the requirements for successful dental implants is having enough healthy bone to support the implant. If you don’t have enough bone, your dentist may recommend a bone graft. A bone graft can provide the necessary support for dental implants and help you achieve a beautiful smile.

 

What is bone grafting and why do you need it for dental implants?

A bone graft is a surgical procedure commonly carried out before a dental implant treatment. It is designed to restore bone tissue and stimulate bone growth. This procedure ensures that the patient has enough healthy bone in the jaw for their implant to take hold, which can be critical for successful implant placement.

success treatment rate bone graft croydonIt may become necessary when the bone density of an area has been diminished by gum disease, bone loss from trauma or age-related bone degradation.

In these cases, bone must be taken from another part of the body or bovine or synthetic bone substitutes must be used to fill in any missing bone and make up for any deficits in the dental bone structure of an individual.

Although this process may seem daunting, it’s an essential part of preparing patients for dental implants so that they can enjoy a healthier, more radiant smile with improved oral health.

 

Types of bone grafting materials

There are several types of bone graft materials that dentists choose from, depending on the suitability of each for individual cases.

 

Autogenous

This is harvested from the patient’s own body, is arguably the most desirable bone material due to its natural makeup and minimal risk of rejection.

 

Xenogenic

This material comes from bovine bone tissue and provides strength, suppleness and longevity when used in bone grafts.

 

Allograft

Another natural material, this is derived from human donors that has been processed through laboratory sterilization to prevent disease transmission.

 

Alloplast

The only synthetic bone graft material, it consists of minerals found in natural bone such as calcium phosphates that are designed to naturally integrate with existing bone structures during bone growth.

Our experienced, friendly dentists will explain which type of graft is most suitable for you before starting treatment so you are clear on what we are doing and what the expected benefits of this choice for a bone graft are.

 

 

How the procedure is done – what to expect before, during, and after surgery

A jaw bone graft procedure is used to augment weak bone matter or replace missing bone.

During a jawbone grafting procedure, natural or synthetic bone tissue is fixed onto the site of the dental implant placement.

Before starting the surgery begins, our competent dentist will meet with you to explain in detail what you need and what we can do to meet your requirements. In subsequent appointments, we will carry out detailed physical and diagnostic tests to evaluate your oral health and map out the dental implant treatment.

We then give you advice on lifestyle changes that could be incorporated pre- and during treatment to improve outcome and minimize any risk associated with the operation.

During the procedure, anesthesia or sedation will be administered for your comfort and safety before incisions are made on the site of the dental implant placement. Then biological or synthetic materials will be implanted into place to build up bone mass and shape it according to need. Once complete, sutures may then be applied and the incision closed.

After the surgery is complete, proper care and regular follow-ups with medical professionals should help ensure a successful outcome of jaw bone graft procedure.

 

The success rate of bone grafting for dental implants

material types grafts dental croydonWhen bone loss has caused significant deterioration of the jaw bone or gum tissue, bone growth is encouraged through bone grafting techniques that stimulate the formation of healthy bone and surrounding gum tissue.

The success of bone grafting procedures for dental implants is then determined by examining the quality and quantity of healthy bone tissue some time after the surgery.

Innovative treatments now enable bone grafts to be adapted to individual requirements, enabling the dental professionals performing the surgery to have a high success rate – between 95% and 100%.

 

Start your journey to optimum oral health with Available Dental Care!

Available Dental Clinic is the place to go for affordable and successful dental bone graft procedures. Our experienced dentist has carried out numerous successful bone grafts and has built up a highly-rated reputation over time.

Here, you can be sure that your procedure will be carried out in the safest possible environment, using only top-grade equipment, materials and professional techniques. Contact us on (02) 9158 6115 today to know how we can provide you with the best possible care for your jawbone grafting needs.

 

 

Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.  

 

 

 

Resources

Dental Bone Graft: Process, Healing & What It Is
https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/treatments/21727-dental-bone-graft#:~:text=A%20dental%20bone%20graft%20adds,animal%20tissue%20bank%20(xenograft)

Review of bone graft and implant survival rate : A comparison between autogenous bone block versus guided bone regeneration
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2468785521000859#:~:text=The%20implant%20survival%20rate%20is,with%20an%20average%20of%2097.9%25

 

 

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