How Bone Grafting Works
Dental bone grafting is a procedure that involves replacing or adding bone to the jaw in order to create a strong foundation for dental implants. As explained in the video, this procedure is often necessary for people who have lost bone mass in their jaw.
Preparation for bone grafting involves administering local anesthesia and making an incision in the gums to expose the bone. Next, the surgeon will prepare the area for the bone graft by removing any damaged or infected tissue.
Different Kinds of Bone Material
Several different types of bone grafts can be used in dental bone grafting, including bone taken from another part of the patient’s body, cadaver bone, and synthetic bone grafts. The type of bone graft used will depend on the specific needs of the patient and the location of the graft.
Placement and Healing
Once the graft material has been placed in the prepared site, the surgeon will close the incision and allow the graft to heal for several months. During this time, the body will begin to grow new bone cells, which will eventually integrate with the graft material.
Bone grafting is a safe and effective way to restore the jawbone and provide a strong foundation for dental implants. While the recovery process can take several months, the end result is a healthier, more functional jaw that can support dental implants and improve the patient’s overall oral health.