Bone grafting is a standard surgical procedure used to treat various bone-related conditions. A bone graft involves the transplantation of bone tissue from another part of the body or a donor into the site of an injured or damaged bone. This can be done to repair a fracture, replace missing bone following surgery, or stimulate new bone growth in cases of osteoporosis or other forms of bone degeneration. This procedure is also used in dentistry. See how we utilized this procedure for your dental implants and if it's required for you to achieve excellent results on an improved smile.
When is it required?
If your jawbone isn't thick enough or is too soft, you may need bone grafting before you can have dental implant surgery. That's because the decisive chewing action of your mouth exerts tremendous pressure on your bone. If it didn't support the implant, the surgery likely would fail. A bone graft can create a more solid base for the implant.
How is Bone Grafting Done?
A piece of bone is removed from another part of your jaw or body. This piece is then transplanted to your jawbone. It may take up to nine months for the transplanted bone to grow enough new bone to support a dental implant. In some cases, you may need only minor bone grafting, which can be done simultaneously with implant surgery. The condition of your jawbone determines how you proceed.
If you still need more clarification about this procedure, contact us through a scheduled appointment. Or call us and we can answer any questions you have about this today!