What is Bone Grafting?
Occasionally, bone grafting is needed to replace missing bone with a material called a bone graft. Often this relates to a situation where there is not enough bone for a dental implant to be placed. Bone grafting restores bone width and volume for the adequate placement of a dental implant. Things that may cause the need for bone grafting include Tooth Loss, Gum (periodontal) Disease, Injury, Dental Disease and Infection and Smoking which can all increase loss of bone with time.
Before any grafting, a plan is made with the aid of a 3D Cone-Beam radiographic scan of your jaws. This scan will determine if there is any need for a graft. If so, most simple graft procedures can be performed under a local anaesthetic. It generally takes around 6-9 months for the graft to fuse with existing bone. Current studies show a very high success rate with modern grafting materials.
If the jaw isn’t wide enough to support dental implants, bone graft material can be added to a small ridge, or space, that is created along the top of the jaw. Depending on the case, implant placement may be done at the same time as bone grafting. If quantity of missing bone is important, bone grafting procedures may need time to heal before implants can be placed.
Like all bone grafting techniques, ridge expansion helps ensure a strong foundation and long lifespan for your new teeth. It also can be used to correct an unattractive and difficult-to-clean indentation that can occur in the jawline near missing teeth.
Sinus grafting is uses to restore bone height in the back of the upper jaw, we use a bone mineral called Bio-Oss in combination with your own blood to help grow new bone. Sinus grafting is a routine dental surgical procedure and not only replaces missing bone, but helps your body regenerate natural bone and improve bone volume for implant replacement.
The Sinus Graft Procedure
The procedure can be broken down into four simple steps:
- The sinus is accessed from inside the mouth and the membrane which lines it is gently elevated
- The bone graft particles are placed beneath the membrane
- The implant is placed at the time of surgery or after healing
- The grafted bone not only replaces missing bone, but also helps your body regenerate natural bone and improve bone volume for implant placement
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