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Bone Grafting

Bone Grafting

For Implants to be stable and successful they need to be embeded in bone, however in some cases this is not possible as there is not enough jaw bone for the implant. This could be due to a number of reasons; e.g missing tooth for a long time which resorbs/shrinks the bone, or due to gum/jaw bone. However this does not mean that an implant couldn’t be done at a site. Newer techniques and advancements in dental implant surgery have made available dental grafting treatment, in which bone can be added fixed to allow implants to be put in place.

What is bone grafting and augmentation?

Bone grafting is a procedure in which the bone quantity could be increased if there is not enough jawbone to secure a dental implant. There are many ways in which this could be achieved. We could harvest bone from another part of the mouth or by using an artificial material to build up the jawbone. This new graft will fuse with your own jawbone and will thus generate new bone, which can support the implant which is usually placed few months later.

Where is the bone taken from?

For bulking up bone we can either harvestnatural bone which can be taken from the body or we can use synthetic materials. If your own bone is chosen for the graft it can be taken from either the chin area or from the back part of your lower jaw (ramus). This is called Autograft. If there is not enough bone in these areas bone from other areas of the body could be utilized. The advantage of using bone from your body is that there is no risk of rejection of the graft as this is part of your own body.

For some patients, a their own bone graft isn’t the best option. In this case we can use synthetic materials to encourage your jaw bone to grow into these materials. These substances could either be Allografts or Xenografts. This procedure stimulates the body cells in that area to grow new bone without the need for harvesting bone from a donor site. We can discuss all these options with you after initial assessment and X-ray examination.

We can prescribe antibiotics, pain medication and antibacterial mouthwash to increase the success rate. We also recommend a soft diet after the surgery for 2-3days, and to avoidmouthwash putting pressure on the area while it heals.

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Success Rate

Bone grafts are usually very successful treatment option, which can bulk up the bone and make it possible for us to do Implants at a site that would otherwise be deemed suitable for a denture or a bridge. However as with any surgical condition there is a small risk of failure. This could be due to a medical condition e.g uncontrolled Diabetes or not taking the precautions prescribed by the surgeon after the graft procedure. Another leading risk for failure is smoking.

At Crescent Dental we endeavour to provide you the best possible care andthus undertake bone grafting and augmentation treatments for our patients that have reduced jawbone and will help you on the road to a perfect smile.

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Would you like a professional opinion?

These procedures can improve the way your gums look as well as helping with infections and sensitivity. At Crescent dental we have the experience and the required training to perform these treatments to a high standard.Contact our helpful team today on (02) 58060848to book an appointment. We can help you fix any dental issues so you can be your best. Our professional team will work out the best treatment plan for you. We have a plan for every budget.