Oral Bone Graft Surgery is the procedure carried out by experts to replace the bone loss in the jaw that is anchoring teeth using different bone grafting options. For the success of bone grafting, the patient needs to have enough bone in their jawbone to support the implants. Certified dental surgeons will suggest you the best way to fix your dental problem.
Oral grafting not only replaces the missing bone but also stimulates bone growth. The procedure is commonly used in oral surgery by dental surgeons. The procedure followed can be different from each other depending on the size and location of the defect.
The grafts are obtained in different ways and the site of grafting depends on the amount of bone needed to repair the present defect. Medical processing companies also supply alternative bone. Multiple ways can be used to increase the amount of bone in a previous installation.
The common procedures used by our dental experts
• Onlay graft
• Sinus lift
• Socket preservation
What causes jawbone loss?
Periodontal disease – It is mainly a gum disease that contributes to major bone deterioration. The bone starts losing density that leads to tooth loss.
Missing teeth – Teeth deterioration is immense in the case of missing teeth. The teeth start to break down with time when there are no teeth to support the jaw bone. The deterioration starts within the first 18 months of tooth loss and then dental implants are used to secure the teeth.
Injury – Common injury to the jaw can lead to bone loss and then it paves the way for further jawbone loss.
Dentures – Long term dentures can also lead to loss of bone density.
How is bone graft working?
The bone grafts can be of the patient, another person, an animal or synthetic material. The dentist decides suitable material for one’s jaw. The graft is working as a platform for the nearby bone to grow upon and the new bone gradually replaces the graft material. To promote healing, the dentist will cover the graft with collagen membranes to guide the regeneration. The material eventually gets absorbed by the body.
The grafting procedure of teeth of one patient is different from the other depending on the degree of bone loss and time is taken for grafting. Once the grafting procedure is completed, there can be an experience of mild discomfort for a few days but it gets erased by time. If there is any discomfort that is expertly handled with inflammatory, non-steroidal medication.
Recovery and Healing
We do the oral bone graft surgery in our dental setting with intravenous sedation or local anesthesia. Within 1-2 weeks one can get relief from swelling and pain; however, it takes 4-6 months to fully heal the jaw. For advanced grafting procedures, the time can vary from 2-4 weeks. Get in touch with the dentist to get accurate and instant advice on your dental condition.