Purpose for Bone Grafting

You suffered an injury to your teeth with significant bone loss resulting in a large defect. Or you had teeth extractions several years ago due to decay, gum disease, or an abscess, and the remaining bone is too thin and short for teeth replacements.or Maybe you’ve noticed gradual bone loss from dentures that are becoming loose, difficult to keep in, comes out on talking, smiling or difficult to chew with denture or your bridge or denture has a poor fit and doesn’t look good. if you were told “there is not enough bone” for implants in all these cases usually bone grafting is needed to provide adequate bone around the dental implant to bear the biting load once implant fully integrated with bone.

Extraction Site Bone Grafting

This is also known as tooth socket bone preservation. This type of bone grafting is performed at the time of tooth extraction to preserve or augment bone and prepare the site for placement of a dental implant at a later time once the healing of tooth socket completed.

Increase Bone Width

Adequate bone thickness or width is one of the most important factor for proper support of the dental implant as well as the gum tissue. Without bone graft at time of extraction or timely placement of a dental implant, the bone undergoes significant remodeling often resulting in loss of bony width. This can be prevented by extraction site bone graft or placement of a dental implant in 2-3 months after extraction. However, if the bone width or thickness has been lost, there are several techniques to restore it back to normal dimension and make it suitable for a dental implant in selective cases.

Increase Bone Height

After bone width,Sufficient bone height is another critical parameter for implant support and long-term success. Loss of bone height often is due to chronic infection, periodontal disease, trauma, or extended use of dentures. Restoration of bone height allows proper positioning of the implant which impacts function, aesthetics, access for hygiene, and longevity. There are several bone grafting techniques available depending on the location and degree of the defect.most commonly required at the site of maxillary sinus.

Bone Graft and Tissue Healing Materials

Dental implant success and longevity is achieved when there is sufficient supporting bone and tissue present. Whether bone is deficient in height, width, or just missing due to the disease process, it can be augmented using various grafting techniques and materials. As a tissue regeneration specialist, we use several different types of bone and tissue grafting materials to create the necessary foundation for healthy implants. These include different types of bone materials, occlusive guided-bone-regeneration membranes, and biological tissue promoters (PRGF).