December 29, 2018/ Dr. Neal/ 0
Dental bone graft is an important procedure that you need to get before getting dental implants or bridges.
Not everyone needs this. When your jaw bone is too thin or soft to support an implant, you will need bone grafting. This strengthens your gums so that they will be able to support implants or bridges. If your dentist at Keep 28 Dental Centre doesn’t do this, your teeth replacement will fail.
Dental bone graft procedure
Bones in our jawbone holds our natural teeth. The roots of the teeth stimulate the bone structures. Missing teeth cause the surrounding bone structure to collapse and recede due to the lack of stimulation. Too much bone loss can render it impossible to place dental implants or dental bridges to replace the missing teeth.
The dentist will take preventive measures to maintain the surrounding bone structure while there is still no teeth replacement.
Not addressing the issue of missing teeth at once causes the face to sag. This can make you look older.
In a dental bone graft procedure, your dentist makes an incision on your gums. He will use a bone grafting material to fill your gums. Grafting material can be in the form of powder, granules, putty, and gel. After filling, he will stitch the area and allow the natural healing process to begin. In a few months, the bone graft will create new bones around it and strengthen your jawbone.
Once the bone graft is complete, your jawbone is now stable enough to support dental implants or bridges.
What are the uses of dental bone graft?
Keep 28 Dental Centre uses bone grafts to achieve the following:
Dental implants are a teeth replacement option that uses a titanium post which is surgically placed on your jawbone. This metal acts as the root of the dental crown which replaces the missing teeth. Implants need bone density to support it and to achieve success with the procedure.
Successful teeth extractions
When you have your teeth pulled out because of certain reasons, the procedure of dental bone graft help preserves your gums from collapsing. Thus, if you decide to get implants in the future, your gums will be strong enough to support it.
Save your teeth
Advance cases of periodontal disease cause bone loss, putting the teeth at risk of falling away. Your dentist regenerates the bone around the teeth to increase the teeth’s support.
Preserve the health of your gums after losing teeth with bone grafting. This will make getting teeth replacement at Keep 28 Dental Centre much easier in the future.