What is a Bone Graft?

A bone graft is a surgical procedure used to repair or rebuild bone through the transplantation of bone tissue. This technique is essential for patients who have experienced bone loss due to tooth extractions, gum disease, trauma, or other conditions. A bone graft provides a solid foundation for dental implants, helps to restore facial structure, and ensures overall oral health.

Why Do You Need a Bone Graft?

Bone loss can occur for various reasons, including:

  • Tooth Extractions: After a tooth is removed, the surrounding bone can deteriorate.
  • Periodontal Disease: Severe gum disease can lead to bone loss around the teeth.
  • Trauma: Injuries to the jaw can result in bone damage.
  • Congenital Conditions: Some individuals are born with insufficient bone structure.

Without adequate bone, dental implants and other restorative procedures may not be possible. A bone graft helps to rebuild this crucial structure, allowing for successful dental treatments and improved oral health.

Our Bone Graft Procedure

Consultation and Evaluation:
Your journey begins with a thorough consultation. We assess your oral health, review your medical history, and discuss your specific needs and goals.

Treatment Planning:
Based on our evaluation, we create a personalized treatment plan that outlines the type of bone graft you need and the procedure details.

Surgical Procedure:
During the surgery, we make a small incision in the gum to access the bone. The grafting material is then placed in the targeted area, and the incision is closed. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia or sedation, ensuring your comfort throughout.

Healing and Integration:
After the procedure, the grafted bone integrates with your natural bone over a few months. We provide detailed post-operative care instructions and schedule follow-up visits to monitor your progress.

Follow-Up and Restoration:
Once the graft has fully integrated, we proceed with the next steps of your treatment plan, such as dental implants or other restorative procedures.

Benefits of Bone Grafting

Enhanced Jawbone Stability:
one grafts provide the necessary support for dental implants and other restorative treatments.

Improved Facial Structure:
They help restore the natural contour of your jawline, enhancing your overall facial aesthetics.

Better Oral Health:
Bone grafting prevents further bone loss, maintaining the health and stability of your remaining teeth.

Increased Treatment Options:
With a stable bone structure, you can explore a wider range of dental restoration options.