Bone Grafting Procedure: Things to know about

Bone Grafting Procedure: Things to know about

Jul 03, 2019

Bone grafting in Surrey is a surgical procedure used to fix bone or joint issues. It can also be used when you lose your teeth and need a dental implant. You need to have an adequate amount of healthy bone for dental implant surgery to be successful. When you lose your teeth, you also begin to lose the bone in your jaw. Tooth loss is a common dental issue faced by millions of people due to the following reasons:

  • A tooth development defect
  • Periodontal disease
  • Dental caries or cavities and infection
  • Any accident

During the implant procedure, one might need to increase the amount of jawbone. Bone grafting is the process of rebuilding or repairing damaged bones.

Bone Grafting: Procedure

The procedure for bone grafting involves adding bone to your jaw. Your dentist will decide what kind of graft he will use for you. It can be a bone from your own body or a deceased body. It may take several months for the bone grafting to fuse with your gum. The procedure also depends on the type, location, and how many implants are required. The dentist will discuss the procedure with you. Once the procedure is done, the dentist will wait four to nine months before placing the implants. The titanium screws will be removed, and implants will be placed. In case you need multiple implants, the bone will be extracted from your hips.

Success Rate of Bone Grafting

You can rest assured about the success rate of the procedure. It’s a common treatment for dental implants. People who smoke, have higher chances of not accepting the bone graft. If the graft fails, they will be removed, and once the area heals, the dentist will place a second graft.

Other types of Bone Augmentation procedures

  • Sinus lift

This procedure is used for increasing the height of your jaw, which is done by filling up the maxillary sinus with a bone.

  • Distraction Osteogenesis

This procedure is not used much these days, but it’s done to make a longer bone out of a shorter one.