Why bone grafting? Well, if you are seeking dental implants and have significant bone loss, the dentist will recommend bone graft treatment.
Although bone grafting is an invasive surgical procedure, it is not something to be afraid of, our qualified perform these procedures all the time.
As aforementioned bone grafting is a surgical procedure done to re-establish and rebuild your bone density.
Patients who have experienced periodontal disease may experience gum recession and tooth loss which further affects jaw bone density. With a thin bone, a dental implant can’t be fixed as the implants need sufficient bone thickness to provide long-term support.
Is it bone graft necessary? Not always. If you have healthy gums and teeth you will not require bone grafting. However, our dentists will discuss with you if they think you are a candidate for the procedure.
Bone grafting and dental implants are invasive surgeries and should be done by a certified periodontal specialist. You may be tempted to use general or family dentist to save cost, but this can do you more harm than good.
Four different options are available;
The source of the bone graft will depend on your dental health and how much grafting is required.
There are different sizes of bone grafts;
Bone grafting affects dental implant treatment and healing time. Dental implants procedure in itself requires multiple procedures to be completed and adding a surgery will lengthen the process.
Bone grafts can extend the healing process for several months depending on how much grafting is done, the type of graft, and where the graft is placed.
Dental implants may take months to a year to fully heal, but they have a 95% chance of success.
Regardless of the length of the dental implant treatment, you will experience swelling of the gums and face, bruising on the skin, gum bleeding, pain, and discomfort.
The dentist might prescribe pain-relieving medications to help you control the pain and antibiotics to prevent gum infection.
Take caution; don’t use any remedies or treatments without the dentist’s authorization.
After the procedure;
Bone grafting is an invasive procedure that can slow down the dental implant procedure. So, visit our dental clinic Anchorage Dental Arts for assessment of your dental health and if you are a candidate for a bone graft.