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Get To Know About Bone Grafting Process!
December 09, 2020  |  Bone Grafting, Extractions & Preservation

Get To Know About Bone Grafting Process!

When a person requires replacing a missing or extracted tooth, a dental implant can alter and improve their smile. These remarkable restorations appear and act like a natural tooth, but besides that, they need an ample amount of jawbone for effective implantation. A Dental Bone Graft is a surgical method that replaces missing bone in your jaw with bone grafting material to support regeneration. As the original bone builds up, it absorbs the graft material, resulting in a fully bonded area of new bone. This is a regular dental practice that is both pain-free and predictable.

Its Types

Given below are normal types of bone grafting material:

  • Autografts- The surgeon generally takes the bone tissue from the patient's own body especially from chin, shin, or hip.

  • Allografts- In this case the bone is received from a human donor that is lab-processed, and has undergone treatments to make it neutral to immune reactions and free of host diseases.

  • Xenografts- This bone grafting material is made from the inorganic parts of animal bones, specifically cows.

  • Alloplasts- This kind of graft are created from hydroxyapatite, a naturally present mineral in bone.

  • Ceramic-based grafts- These are built from ceramics alone or in combination with another material like calcium or bioactive glass.

Who is a Candidate for Bone Graft?

Any person who has experienced bone loss and lacks strong bones due to aging, missing teeth, genetic or development defects, untreated periodontal issue, or trauma to the jaw is a candidate for bone grafting. If you require a tooth extraction or dental implant, then your specialist might suggest bone grafting.

How will your Dentist Treat you in Oklahoma City?

At Royal Oak Family Dental you will meet your specialist to discuss the treatment proceeding and decide the bone grafting material to be used and you can basically expect the following steps:

  • Anesthesia. Your specialist will apply a local anesthetic to numb the surgical region. You also might receive IV sedation if the specialist takes the tissue from your own body.

  • Extraction and/or bone sourcing. If you require a tooth removal, the specialist will do the tooth extraction during this time. Combining tooth extraction with bone grafting boosts faster recovery.

  • Graft insertion. Next, your surgeon will carefully clean the site. If you do not require an extraction, the specialist will make an incision in the gum tissue to expose the bone. Then, the bone graft material will be connected to the exposed bone.

  • Stitching. Once the graft material is set in its position, the area is stitched closed.

  • Recovery.  It will take four to six months — and sometimes longer — to totally heal and be ready to get your dental implant. Your specialist will render instructions to care for the site, and you must follow them appropriately to prevent failure or complications.

Is the Procedure Painful?

Not at all! We perform the procedure in our office regularly. They are an outpatient process, and patients are mostly sedated throughout the complete procedure. A bone graft is simply the first step to take if you wish to enjoy your beautiful new replacement tooth.