Dental bone grafting is commonly suggested for those who have lost bone in their jaw due to numerous elements, including periodontal or gum disease, tooth loss or extraction, jaw trauma or injury, congenital disabilities or developmental abnormalities, or chronic use of dentures or partial dentures. Patients who have been missing teeth for a long time are also eligible for a bone graft procedure. .
There are numerous types of dental bone grafts, including:
A sinus lift is a dental bone graft that is frequently employed. The procedure involves a bone transplant being inserted behind the sinus membrane once it is raised.
Gum diseases are one of the reasons why patients get a sinus lift. Gum diseases can lead to bone loss in the jaw, requiring a bone graft to restore bone density. In such cases, a sinus lift may be necessary to increase the bone in the upper jaw before dental implants are placed.
Synthetic bone grafts, made of calcium phosphate, hydroxyapatite, and tricalcium phosphate, can also be used in a sinus lift. These materials mimic the properties of natural bone and can be a good option for patients who cannot undergo other types of bone grafts due to medical reasons.
Other dental bone graft operations include autograft, allograft, and xenograft. Your specialist can help determine which type of bone graft is best for your needs.
The clinic does not provide synthetic grafts, however, the clinic uses xenograft and allograft for sinus procedures. We also use xenograft, allograft, and autograft in other grafting procedures.
Before the dental bone transplant process, the patient will have a comprehensive dental exam to assess the level of bone loss and the most appropriate course of action. They may need Panoramic X-Ray and 3D Tomography or other imaging tests to help plan the operation. The patient will also be encouraged to stop smoking and avoid medicines that could put them at risk for problems.
The Oral Surgery will make an incision in the gum tissue to place the bone graft material where the patient has lost bone during treatment. A shielding membrane will be applied to the area, and stitches will be used to close the Surgical area. The graft material will eventually blend in with the surrounding bone tissue and aid in regaining lost bone mass.
To guarantee adequate recovery following the bone graft treatment, the patient must adhere to the surgeon's stringent recommendations. They may need to take antibiotics and pain medication and be advised to avoid certain foods and activities that can disrupt the healing process. To check on your development and make any required modifications to the treatment plan, you will need to keep up with follow-up sessions with your specialist.
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