What Are Dental Bone Grafts?
Common Dental Problems that Bone Grafts Can Fix
1.) Prevents bone atrophy
2.) Improve the use of implants and other dental appliances
3.) Give support to the jawbone and facial structures
4.) It saves the remaining teeth
The Benefits of Dental Bone Grafts
People who are getting dental implants to replace missing teeth are often candidates for dental bone grafts.
Frequently Asked Questions About Implant-Retained Dentures
A bone graft provides space for your body to repair itself once it has been attached. Dental grafts function as scaffolds for growing and regenerating your own bone tissue.
A dental bone graft may be combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP) in some circumstances. It is extracted from a sample of your own blood and is used to heal and regenerate tissues.
A dental bone graft is usually needed for someone who has bone loss in their jaw. This technique may be advised in cases when:
- People who will undergo tooth extraction.
- If planning to receive dental implants to replace damaged or missing teeth.
- It is necessary to rebuild the jaw before getting dentures.
- Gum (periodontal) disease has caused bone loss in some areas.
- A local anaesthetic is used to numb the areas when bone grafts are performed. If you have anxiety about dental procedures, we can also use sedative techniques.
- The dentist will clean the affected area. Then, during the surgery, your dentist will separate the gum from the bone where the graft will be placed by making a small incision.
- As the surgeon inserts the bone material, it is placed between two sections of bone that need to grow together.
- In some cases, bone grafts are secured with dissolvable adhesive or membrane, and in others, with special screws.
- A suture is then applied to close the incision and begin healing.
- After the procedure, we will give you antibiotics and pain relievers. To avoid placing pressure on the bone transplant, we also recommend that you use antimicrobial mouthwash and avoid specific foods.
You may expect to feel some pain and discomfort after the procedure, which is a normal reaction for your body. Other common side effects include mild bleeding and trouble chewing and speaking for the first several days.
Dental bone grafts may have possible risks associated with them, which include:
- Anesthesia during the procedure causes a negative reaction.
- Inflammation, pain, or swelling around the donor and graft sites.
- Infection risk or bleeding.
- Injuries may affect your nerves.
- The bone graft may be rejected by your body.
- The graft may be reabsorbed by your body.
- Swelling or pain that gets worse after the first week.
- A pus or drainage may be seen at the bone graft site.
- The gums recede away from the crown of the teeth (gum recession).
- Jawbone volume did not improve.