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Bone grafting is mostly associated with dental restorations such as dental implants and bridge works. The success rate of these restorations depends on the height, width and depth of the jawbone at the site where the dental implant was done.

Whenever the bone have decreased or have suffered some damage, bone height, width and depth will also decrease resulting to the incompatibility of the dental implants. The foundation isn’t going to be steady and the bone quality will be imperfect, so a bone grafting procedure is usually suggested to allow for the restoration to continue

Bone Grafting Procedure

Bone-Graft1Bone grafting usually starts with your dentist performing a complete analysis of your dental history, and a comprehensive dental check-up and exam after. During this procedure, your dentist may ask you about your medications or supplements you’re currently taking. Usually, your dentist would recommend to fast before your dental surgery takes place. This is mostly done to prevent complications while you’re under the effect of anesthesia. Your dentist will also instruct you what to do days before and after your surgery. It is recommended to follow those instructions.

Before the surgery takes place, your dentist will decide what type of bone graft will be used. You will be administered some general anesthesia once the dentist identifies the procedure he will do. This will put you into a deep, peaceful sleep. Your dentist will make an incision on your gums, exposing your jawbone. Holes are drilled into the bone where the implant will be positioned. Since the post of the implant will serve as a ‘tooth root’, it will be implanted deep onto the jawbone.

Reasons why bone grafting is needed

Most bone grafting procedures are done to re-impose your jawbone back to its previous structure following a tooth loss, trauma or gum disease. Dental Bone Grafting is also used to maintain jawbone structure after you have undergone tooth extraction. If you have also underwent a dental implant placement, it is usually required that the jawbone is likened to its original form for excellent results. Without the jawbone supporting our facial skin and muscle, our faces would look saggy and aged.

Types of Bone Grafts

There are various types of dental bone grafts that your dentist may administer to you, these are:

  • Autogenous Bone Graft: An autogenous bone graft is usually harvested from the patient’s own body. Usually it is taken from the posterior part of the lower jaw or on the chin, whichever seems suitable on the patient’s part. However invasive, this is mostly the preferred option because it produces the most predictable and excellent results.
  • Allograft Bone Graft: A small block of replaced bone is shaped to recover the part to its original structure before the bone loss takes place. The area is covered with an additional bone product that helps create a more natural shape.
  • Xenograft Bone Graft: It is a bone that is usually taken from a cow.

How do bone grafts work?

Bone-Graft2Dental Bone Grafting usually works to recreate your jawbone structure that holds your teeth. The bone graft that is used on you is eventually absorbed by your body and is replaced by your own new bone as time passes by. Bone grafts usually prevent your facial muscles and skin from going saggy because of the bone loss that have occurred.

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