Bone Grafting, The Basics

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A question often arises today when it comes to modern dental care. And that is what exactly is a bone graft? Indeed, this type of procedure is Bone Grafting intended to fix problems with bones or joints. Bone grafting as it relates to dental care is ideal for those who have lost bone mass over the years due to tooth loss. Bone grafting can also be used when trauma has caused bone loss in the area of the jawbone. The process itself involves gathering bone material that is often sourced from the patient’s own body [1].

Bone Material Becomes Highly Compatible

Bone Material Becomes Highly CompatibleThis donor bone can be sourced from the mouth of the patient or even from the hip. The good news with regard to sourcing bone material from the patient is that the bone material becomes highly compatible to use during grafting procedures. Bone grafting is an excellent option for those who have had some type of trauma or jawbone loss due to age or lost teeth [2]. Another excellent use of bone grafting in dental treatments is that it can be highly effective when used around an implanted device. It helps to secure the implanted device so that there is no shifting or movement.Bone Graft Before Dental Implant

A Procedure Known as a Sinus Lift or Augmentation

Simply stated, when a tooth is extracted or lost, grafting is an excellent way to remedy the situation. The grafted bone is considered highly effective at holding a dental implant post firmly in place while reducing bone re-absorption [3]. If bone loss has occurred in the upper jaw it may be necessary to do a procedure known as a sinus lift or augmentation. This is a more detailed procedure and may require talking with your dental care provider in order to learn more about the specifics in that regard. Contact your Walnut Creek dentist, Dr. Darvishzadeh at Walnut Creek Dental today to find out about all that bone grafting makes possible in modern dentistry.

References:
[1] How Does a Dental Bone Graft Work?
[2] My Dental Implant Options
[3] How Long Does a Dental Implant Placement Take?

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