A dental bone graft is a minor surgical procedure that replaces missing bone with
an artificial, synthetic or natural substitute. This procedure helps your bone tissue to
regenerate completely and faster than the normal natural process. This way your
dentist may accelerate your treatment with excellent results.
Your dentist will be starting your treatment with a complete oral and radiographic
evaluation, then he will take a CT Scan to determinate the surgery approach. The
bone graft procedure can be completed in one or two steps, depending on the case.
One step: Immediately after the extraction, your dentist will clean the empty dental
socket and fill it with pulverized bone. Then, he is going to cover the bone with a
collagen membrane and finally, he will use suture to place a few stitches.
Two steps: After at least 1 month after the dental extraction, your dentist will numb
the area to avoid any discomfort during the procedure, then he will do a flap in the
gum. The next step is to clean the dental socket and fill it with pulverized bone.
Then, he is going to cover the bone with a collagen membrane and finally, he will use
suture to place a few stitches.
After your procedure, your dentist will give you after care instructions and a
prescription with antibiotics, anti-inflammatories and pain killers. After a
couple weeks you should return for a post-surgical appointment for a checkup and to
have your stitches removed.
When a tooth is gone, the support-bone that used to surround it begins to reabsorb.
It can give you a more aged appearance and can even complicate your replacing missing teeth treatment.
-Severe tooth decay
-Recent dental extraction
-Built up bone again
-Benefit your health and appearance
-Strengthening jaw bone
-Allows tooth replacement
-Support increment to the facial features
Your body will replace the graft with its own bone in the next several months,
reversing the decline in bone quantity and quality.