Bone Graft For Dental Implant
Bone graft: what is it?
Over time, the jaw bone around missing teeth breaks down and is reabsorbed by the body. This frequently results in a situation where there is insufficient bone of enough quality to support dental implants. Most patients in these circumstances are not eligible for the insertion of dental implants.
We can use bone grafting to replace missing bone and encourage new bone growth where it is needed. This allows us to put not only implants of the right length and width but also improve their usefulness and aesthetic appeal.
The dental bone implant or bone graft is performed with the maxillary sinus lift to increase the amount of bone and thus be able to place the dental implants.
The lack of bone for implants is one of the complications when performing an implant treatment.
The upper or lower jaw bone can deteriorate or be lost over time for many reasons, such as:
- Lack of bone in the gums due to periodontal disease.
- Absence of bone due to strong trauma to the teeth.
- Loss of bone after a dental extraction.
- As a result of not replacing missing teeth with dental implants, dental bone resorption occurs.
There may even be an absence of bone due to the movement and wear of dentures for years. It is very common to have little bone to place dental implants; in many cases, the solution is to regenerate freeze-dried bone.
Bone regeneration for dental implants
The dental implant with bone graft is an intervention carried out by our surgeons specialized in implantology in Virginia Dental Care through a fast, safe and painless procedure. The artificial bone graft for implants gives the patient the quality and bone surface necessary to carry out the treatment.
- The bone material can be the patient’s own or an artificial bone filler, which is the most common.
- This synthetic bone is like a united powder or cement, generating more maxilla.
- The biocompatible material does not cause rejection of the dental bone graft wisdom teeth.
In this way, the dental implants will be fixed in a stable manner and with the appropriate inclination to hold the prosthesis for many years.
Procedure and Process Treatment
What does a dental implant procedure involve?
Bone Graft For Dental Implant enhance your suitability for restorative operations such as dental implants. If you suspect jawbone degeneration, our dental surgeon can improve your oral health, function, and general quality of life.
Our dentist will take X-rays of the patient's mouth to design the most personalized treatment plan. After assessing the condition of the teeth, the surgeon can decide whether tooth extraction, bone grafting, or sinus lift is required to prepare the jaw for a dental implant.
2. Bone Graft
If natural bone isn't adequate, a graft may be needed. A bone transplant uses natural or synthetic bone to stabilize and protect an implant. Depending on how much bone mass is needed, a bone graft can be performed with implant surgery or separately.
Surgical time depends on the number of implants and teeth. Depending on its complexity, surgery can last up to 6 hours. The gums are opened to expose the implant. After exposing the jawbone, the dentist implants the tooth. Gums are sutured over the jawbone implant.
When the gum is completely recovered and prepared, it is once again exposed to secure the abutment to the implant. 3 to 7 days may pass during this process. After the custom crown is made, it is put on top of the abutment to make a final prosthetic crown that looks like a real tooth.
Increases the jawbone
Jaw bone grafting is the best solution when the patient’s bone is too narrow or too short of placing an implant. Bone regeneration will support the dental implant by making the bone wider and taller. This means that the dental implant won’t move around.
If the bone loss is not corrected, it will affect not only the teeth but also the facial structure, giving a sunken appearance to the mouth. The best alternative when we lose a tooth is to replace it as soon as possible with dental implants.
With an increase in the maxillary or mandible bone, we will stop the bone resorption of the structures that support our teeth. In addition to the upper and lower jaw bone graft, there are other regeneration techniques:
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For a clinical assessment, make an appointment with our dentists specialize in dental implants and bone graft treatment.
Our specialist doctors favor the rapid regeneration of the maxillary bone, both in quality and quantity, to adequately support the titanium root at the time of implant placement.
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