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BONE GRAFTING: TYPES AND TREATMENT

December 12, 2020

Do you require replacing a missing or extracted tooth? Then certainly, a dental implant can change and upgrade your smile. Well, these wonderful restorations appear and act like a natural tooth, but they also need an ample amount of jawbone for effective implantation. A Dental Bone Graft is a surgical practice that replaces missing bone in your jaw with bone grafting material to boost regeneration. As the original bone develops, it absorbs the graft material, generating a fully fused area of new bone. This regular dental routine is both pain-free and predictable.

What are its Types?

Mentioned below are common types of bone grafting material:

  • Autografts- The surgeon generally takes the bone tissue from the patient’s own body especially from chin, shin, or hip.
  • Allografts- In this case the bone comes from a human donor that is lab-processed, and has undergone treatments to make it neutral to immune reactions and free of host diseases.
  • Xenografts- Here the bone grafting material comes from the inorganic parts of animal bones, specifically cows.
  • Alloplasts- This particular kind of graft are made from hydroxyapatite, which is a naturally occurring mineral in bone.
  • Ceramic-based grafts- These are built from ceramics alone or merged with another material like calcium or bioactive glass.

Who is a candidate for Bone Graft?

Anybody who has undergone bone loss and is deficient of healthy bones due to aging, missing teeth, genetic or development defects, untreated periodontal issue, or trauma to the jaw require bone grafting. If you’re getting ready for a tooth extraction or dental implant, your specialist might prescribe bone grafting.

How will your Dentist Treat you in Ogden, UT?

At Haslam Dental you will meet your specialist to discuss the treatment proceeding and decide the bone grafting material to be utilized. Here, you can basically expect the following steps:

  • Anesthesia. Your specialist with the help of a local anesthetic will numb the surgical region. You also might require IV sedation if your surgeon take the tissue from your own body.
  • Extraction and/or bone sourcing. If you require a tooth removed, the specialist will do the tooth extraction at this time. Combining tooth extraction with bone grafting boosts faster recovery.
  • Graft insertion. Next, your surgeon will carefully clean the site. If you do not require any extraction, the surgeon will make an incision in the gum tissue to expose the bone. Then, the bone graft material will get attached to the exposed bone.
  • Stitching. Once the graft material is placed in its position, the site is stitched closed.
  • Recovery. It will take probably four to six months — and sometimes longer — to entirely heal and be prepared for your dental implant. Your specialist will render instructions to care for the site, and you must follow these religiously to prevent failure or complications.

Is the Procedure Painful?

Not at all! We usually perform them in our office. They are an outpatient process, and patients are generally sedated throughout the whole proceeding. A bone graft is simply the baby step to take if you want to enjoy your amazing new replacement tooth.

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