A dental bone grafting is a surgery that increases the quantity of bone in an area of the jaw that has lost bone or requires extra support. Bone can be extracted from other parts of the body and surgically joined to the jaw's existing bone. Synthetic bone material is sometimes used. A dental bone graft is sometimes needed for procedures such as dental implants or when the bone loss is affecting the nearby teeth and gums.
Who Needs Dental Bone Grafting Surgery?
A dental bone graft is frequently required for someone who has lost bone in their jaw. If you are undergoing any of the following, this procedure may be recommended for you:
- Getting a tooth extracted.
- Getting a dental implant to replace a lost tooth.
- Before obtaining dentures, you'll need to restore your jaw.
- Gum (periodontal) disease that has caused bone loss in some regions.
Are There Various Kinds of Bone Grafts?
Yes, there are four main types:
After tooth extraction, this sort of graft is inserted into the socket. It prevents the sides of the socket from caving in by filling the hole left by the missing tooth.
Ridge augmentation enhances the width and volume of the jawbone, allowing implants or other restorative solutions to be placed on a secure foundation.
The sinus is raised to its proper position after this surgery. A dental bone transplant is then inserted behind the sinus, laying a stable basis for future dental implants.
Periodontal Bone Graft
A periodontal bone graft is inserted around the tooth to limit tooth mobility and offer additional support.
What Happens During Dental Bone Grafting?
On your first appointment, an oral examination will be performed to assess the health of your teeth, gums, and jaw. Dental X-rays or scans will be done to establish the amount of your bone loss. Accordingly, we will tailor a treatment plan to your specific needs.
We'll start by numbing the area using a local anesthetic on the day of your procedure. Following that, we will make a small incision in your gums. The gum tissue is pushed back slightly to reveal the jawbone. We will place the bone grafting material after washing and disinfecting the region. Finally, stitches are used to seal the incision and reposition the gum tissue.
After the procedure, you may experience slight pain, swelling, or bruising. These are normal symptoms and can be treated with the dentist's prescribed antibiotics and painkillers.
Please reach out to our dental practice in West Jordan, UT, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Gardois. Please call us at (801) 871-5820 or schedule an online consultation, and we’ll guide you further.