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Bone Grafts for Dental Implants | Burbank, CA

Bone Grafts for Dental Implants

Bone Grafts for
Dental Implants

Bone Grafts for Dental Implants | Burbank, CA

BRIGHTCRAFT DENTAL & LASER

Bone Grafts for Dental Implants


Dental implants offer a lasting remedy for tooth loss, yet their feasibility depends on the presence of adequate jawbone support. Studies reveal that tooth loss often results in the gradual depletion of the underlying bone. To prepare your jaw for successful dental implants, a bone graft is essential, as it furnishes the necessary support for stability and security.

At BrightCrafts Dental, performing bone grafts for dental implants is a routine and well-established clinical procedure, ensuring our patients receive the utmost care and support.

What is bone graft for dental implants?

As in all cases of dental intervention, the first step is consulting a dentist.

✓ A dental implant bone graft augments bone volume at the implant site.
✓ This procedure bolsters the jaw’s structural support, ensuring secure implant placement.
✓ Tooth loss often leads to bone loss, and the longer the tooth is missing, the more significant the bone reduction, up to 25% in the first year.
✓ In essence, bone loss progresses with each day the tooth is absent.
✓ Fortunately, we can harvest bone tissue from elsewhere in your mouth or body and transplant it to the implant site, enabling secure and comfortable dental implant placement.
✓ In some cases, alternative sources may provide the bone graft material, all with the ultimate goal of ensuring the stability and comfort of your dental implants.

Types of dental bone grafts

Bone grafts refer to the materials used in preventing or augmenting bone after loss. Below are the four sources of material for the graft.

✓ Autografts: In this procedure, bone material is taken from one part of your body, such as the chin, jaw’s rear, or hip, and transplanted elsewhere. It involves two surgical sites but offers lower rejection risk.

✓ Allografts: Utilizing laboratory-processed bone material from another human is akin to autografts, except it’s donor-derived.

✓ Xenografts: Bone graft material from animals, typically cows, is used in xenografts.

✓ Alloplasts: Synthetic materials are employed in this graft type, mimicking human bone and stimulating natural bone formation in the jaw.

Types of dental bone grafts

Single tooth implant is beneficial for the following reasons:aBone grafts refer to the materials used in preventing or augmenting bone after loss. Below are the four sources of material for the graft.

✓ Autografts: In this procedure, bone material is taken from one part of your body, such as the chin, jaw’s rear, or hip, and transplanted elsewhere. It involves two surgical sites but offers lower rejection risk.

✓ Allografts: Utilizing laboratory-processed bone material from another human is akin to autografts, except it’s donor-derived.

✓ Xenografts: Bone graft material from animals, typically cows, is used in xenografts.

✓ Alloplasts: Synthetic materials are employed in this graft type, mimicking human bone and stimulating natural bone formation in the jaw.

BRIGHTCRAFT DENTAL & LASER

Bone grafts for dental implants procedure – what to expect


✓ During your initial visit, we perform an oral examination to assess your mouth’s condition. If significant bone loss is detected, we may recommend a bone graft. We ensure your comfort by administering anesthesia while continuously monitoring your vital signs.

✓ In the graft procedure, we clean and disinfect the area, make a gum tissue incision, and graft bone from your body or other sources to the targeted jawbone area. It’s secured using dissolvable adhesive material, a membrane, or special screws.

✓ Following graft placement, we reposition the gum tissue and close the incision with stitches, initiating the healing process. You may experience some post-procedure discomfort, typically resolving within a week or two. Full healing generally occurs over three to nine months.

Who is a candidate for bone grafts for dental implants?

If you have missing tooth and the amount of bone in your jaw is incapable of supporting dental implants, you may be a good candidate for bone grafting. Other dental conditions that may require bone grafts include:

✓ Developmental abnormalities
✓ Periodontal disease (gum disease)
✓ Cancer-related factors
✓ Facial injuries or trauma
✓ Gaps resulting from tooth extraction

What level of discomfort can one expect from a dental bone graft?

Contrary to what most people think, bone grafts for dental implants are virtually painless. Our office routinely conducts this procedure, ensuring your comfort throughout. You’ll receive sedation during the treatment, eliminating any pain or discomfort during the procedure. Following the procedure, you might encounter mild soreness as the anesthetic wears off, but we provide over-the-counter pain relievers to alleviate any discomfort in the days that follow.

What level of discomfort can one expect from a dental bone graft?

Contrary to what most people think, bone grafts for dental implants are virtually painless. Our office routinely conducts this procedure, ensuring your comfort throughout. You’ll receive sedation during the treatment, eliminating any pain or discomfort during the procedure. Following the procedure, you might encounter mild soreness as the anesthetic wears off, but we provide over-the-counter pain relievers to alleviate any discomfort in the days that follow.

BRIGHTCRAFT DENTAL & LASER

We look forward to hearing from you!

Don’t let jaw bone loss hinder your path to dental implants. Discover how bone grafts can help! Schedule a consultation with BrightCraft Dental today to learn more and start the process. You can either book online by clicking button below or give us a call at (818) 237-1010

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