What is Bone Grafting?
Bone grafting is a dental procedure that involves transplanting a piece of bone from another part of the body, or using a synthetic or donated bone, to the jawbone. This procedure is usually done to strengthen the jawbone for dental implants.
Why would Bone Grafting be necessary?
Bone grafting may be necessary if the jawbone has deteriorated due to gum disease, injury, or tooth loss. Insufficient bone may cause the dental implants to fail or not last long enough. Bone grafting strengthens the jawbone so that dental implants can be placed securely and function properly.
Who is a candidate for Bone Grafting?
Anyone who has experienced jawbone loss or deterioration may be a candidate for bone grafting. This includes individuals who have lost one or more teeth, those who have suffered from gum disease, and those who have experienced trauma to the jawbone.
What happens during the Bone Grafting procedure?
During the bone grafting procedure, the dentist will make a small incision in the gum tissue and create a pocket in the jawbone. The bone graft material will then be placed into the pocket and secured in place with sutures. Over time, the new bone material will naturally merge with the existing jawbone, creating a stronger and more stable foundation for dental implants. The procedure may take several months to complete, depending on the extent of the bone loss and the amount of bone graft material used.
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