While some people want to keep a healthy set of teeth and will always cherish to replace a missing tooth as quickly as possible, some others want to get rid of an ailing tooth or multiple teeth that are not functioning rightly. Of course, these are noble ideas. However, a dental implant can somewhat go beyond just ‘pulling out a tooth and affixing a new one out-rightly. A Dental implant is no longer a strange vocabulary to many people, what is strange to many is when the dentist deliver a professional verdict: “You cannot receive an implant unless you go for dental bone graft first.” In a situation like this, the most common response from a naïve dental patient is usually “What has bone got to do with it?”
Imagine, not all that knows about dental implants are conversant with all the intricacies and the nitty-gritty that runs the same boat with dental implants procedures.
That is why your professional dentist will give you the advice you on the type of dental implant that your dental issue requires. This is when you will be told if your case requires dental bone graft or tissue grafting. In addition, at VIP Dental Implant we will run you through step-by-step details of what you should expect during a dental implant that meets your need.
What is bone graft?
Bone graft is a surgical process in which missing, too soft, or damaged bone is replaced or repaired. This is carried out using bone harvested from the patient’s body, (a process called autologous) or from a third party (usually form a bone bank) or better still by using a synthetic substance. The natural bone of the patient is allowed to undergo grafting or fusion period to gain enough support.
Dental bone graft
A dental bone graft is a process that involves a dental surgeon taking bone from your body or from a bone bank or using a synthetic bone material to infuse it in your jawbone to give it strength and enough support to be able to accommodate a dental implant. If your jawbone is perforated, too soft, or too thin, a dentist may recommend a dental bone graft before you can proceed to receive a dental implant. Usually, any form of jawbone loss may require a dental bone graft before a patient can receive an implant. This is necessary since the jawbone is the base where every tooth is grafted. So if there is a bone loss along the axis where you require a tooth or set of teeth implant, a dental bone graft is the obvious solution.
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When is a bone graft necessary and hoe does it affect the healing process of a dental implant?
Even though bone graft is often used in dental implants but not every case of implants requires this procedure, it may only be necessary after initial examination and confirmation by a dental surgeon. The jawbone must have enough mass to serve as a foundation for the implant. Dental bone graft affects the healing process and prolongs the healing time of the process. Enough time is required to allow the bone graft to perfectly fuse into the jawbone and this may take several months.
Sources of implant bone grafts
A dental surgeon may normally get a bone graft from either the patient’s body, from another person, an animal, and synthetic materials or from a cadaver. In most cases, synthetic materials are in common use to avoid inflicting more injuries and discomfort on the patient. Meanwhile, the source of a bone graft is a decision of a surgeon that borders on what is considered best for the patient and the size of the bone graft required.