Dental Bone Grafting
In order for the Dental Implant process to be a success, there must be enough bone in the jawbone to support the implants can be anchored firmly.
- In cases where the bone under the gum is not wide, tall or dense enough, a Bone Grafting is performed to create a strong foundation of bone for the implant to anchor into. Bone grafting is the replacement or augmentation of missing bone around the teeth. When considering implant surgery, it is important to understand what Bone Grafting involves, how it is performed. Specialists in Dental Implants, serving patients in Mumbai and throughout India, Dr. Rohan Virani of Trisa Dental Solutions are committed to do everything necessary to ensure the success of every dental Bone Grafting procedure. That means bone grafting will be performed, if required, to ensure that your dental implants provide you a lifetime of beautiful smiles.
When Dental Bone Grafting Necessary?
- Loss of bone volume can be caused by a variety of factors, including infection, trauma, and periodontal gum disease. If a patient lost a tooth long ago and is just now looking into dental implant surgery, it is likely that the bone around the lost tooth has degenerated to some degree and needs to be augmented before it can support an implant. A patient's need for Bone Grafting may become apparent at the time of their pre-surgery X-ray. Sometimes, inadequate bone volume is not discovered until the dentist actually begins dental implant surgery.
Types of Bone Grafting :-
- Autogenous Bone Grafting Procedure - Bone is harvested from one area of the patient's body and transplant it to the location in the mouth being restored.
- Allograft Procedure - Either synthetic bone or cadaver bone is used to augment the jaw bone.
- Xenograft Procedure - Xenografts also replace bone in the area requiring treatment, however the bone comes from a non-human source. Usually Cow bone is used.
How long after Bone Grafting can I get my dental implant?
- It takes several months for the grafted material to fuse with your existing bone. Therefore, dentists typically wait 6 to 12 months to place dental implants after the bone grafting procedure. After your Dental Bone Grafting procedure done, our dentists will monitor your healing and keep you updated on when the dental implants can likely be placed.