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All You Need To Know About Dental Bone Grafts

Posted on 10/15/2023 by Janice K. Pliszczak, DDS
Rendering of a cross-section of a bone graft at Janice K. Pliszczak, DDSA dental bone graft is a medical procedure to augment the bone quantity in a specific jaw area where bone loss has occurred. The bone material is extracted from another body part and surgically integrated with the existing jawbone. Alternatively, synthetic bone substances might be employed. A dental bone graft becomes necessary for subsequent treatments such as dental implants. It is also recommended when the diminishing bone mass impacts the well-being of adjacent gums and teeth.

Who Qualifies As An Ideal Candidate For A Dental Bone Graft?

You might need a dental bone graft if you have:

Missing Teeth

Individuals who want to get dental implants to replace missing teeth may require dental bone grafts. Bone grafting is crucial as it offers a robust foundation for an implant.

Bone Loss

If your facial aesthetics have been impacted by bone loss, you are a candidate for dental bone grafts. Diminished bone density in the jaw can result in a reduction in facial height. When the lower jawbone experiences a decrease in bone density, it might project outward. Besides, the skin in the jaw region may exhibit increased wrinkling.

Tooth Loss

You may need bone grafting to reinforce a jaw segment that has experienced bone loss due to tooth extraction. This might be necessary even if you are not getting an implant. Bone loss can begin to impact gum tissue and neighboring teeth. Employing a bone graft to stabilize the jaw can effectively halt the progression of further bone loss and mitigate the potential long-term health issues associated with it.

Dental Bone Graft Procedure

An oral surgeon administers anesthesia before the procedure and continues to monitor your vital signs. The dental technician will cleanse the targeted area. The surgeon will create an incision in the gum to detach it from the bone where the graft will be positioned. The bone material will be inserted between the bone sections requiring fusion. Specialized screws, a dissolvable adhesive material, or a membrane are used to secure the bone graft. The incision will be sutured to initiate the healing process.
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