Dental Bone Grafts
What Are Bone Grafts?
Have you ever had a tooth extraction or needed a dental implant and found that the bone in your jaw is weak? Some people may experience a weak jawbone due to trauma, infection, or having a naturally thin bone.
A weak jawbone can lead to a fractured jaw and tooth loss since the jawbone is unable to support the remaining teeth. Dentures are your only option if you have a weak jawbone, as dental implants and bridges require a strong foundation and adequate bone structure.
Magical Smiles offer bone grafting, which can help in repairing and preventing further complications. Dental bone grafts is a procedure that repairs deficient bone in your jaw with bone grafting material to promote regeneration.
It is used to replace lost or damaged bone, including when teeth have been removed due to gum disease or other dental problems. These include broken jaws, traumatic facial fractures, infection of the jaws (osteomyelitis), or cancerous tumour removal.
Bone grafting involves taking healthy bone from another part of your body and inserting it into the area where needed. The goal is to provide structural support for the adjacent teeth and keep them firmly in place without affecting their function in chewing food.
The Advantages of Dental Bone Grafts
It Influences Your Confidence To Smile Again.
Allows Restorations And Preserve The Jawbone
Bone grafts allow the restoration and preservation of facial bone structures, which is critical in preventing the development of various dental diseases and complications. Losing teeth pose such a problem. If you are missing teeth, your alveolar bones (the bones that support your teeth) are likely to atrophy or waste away.
Typically, alveolar bone atrophy develops within the first three years of missing teeth or tooth extraction. This causes a deformity that might hinder you from chewing your food correctly, speaking correctly, having muscular dysfunctions, and even experiencing discomfort in your mouth.
Delaying the treatment may lead to insufficient bone or soft tissue to support artificial tooth replacement.
Saving Your Teeth
Help Dental Restorations Function Better.
A Solution To Various Medical Conditions
Why Choose Magical Smiles for Bone Grafting Procedures in Caroline Springs?
Magical Smiles takes effort to help you achieve a beautiful smile by looking at underlying dental concerns.
Our dental team’s goal is to provide a safe bone grafting procedure. We look at different factors, such as assessing your medical records and dental history, in determining the treatment plan and the necessary, proper dental care for you.
With the help of ever-evolving modern technology, you can rest assured that Dr. Rachna Yadav and our friendly team deliver effective and gentle bone grafting procedures.
Our Magical Clinic believes that everyone deserves to receive adequate treatment without compromising the budget. Thus, we offer affordable payment plans.
Now, you don’t need to delay treatment for your jawbone or oral health. We’d love to give you more information about bone grafts. Contact us today at (03) 8386 7004!
Dental Bone Grafts FAQs
In dentistry, dental professionals employ bone grafting to aid in the promotion of bone healing and development. Your dentist may require you to undergo the procedure for a specific reason. However, the following are the common reasons why bone grafts are recommended:
- To repair insufficient bone to support your dental implants.
- If the dentist determines that the initial dental bone fracture may not heal without a graft.
- Following tooth extraction, your bone structure may weaken.
- Even if you aren’t getting an implant, the dentist may require bone grafting to support an area of your jaw that has lost bone due to tooth loss or gum disease, especially if you undergo dental implant surgery.
- You have lost bone mass in the jaw, affecting your facial structure. The lower jawbone may appear to protrude forward if it loses bone mass. It is possible for the lips and surrounding muscles to change shape without proper bone structure, and the jaw skin might appear wrinkly.
Bone loss is most commonly caused by unreplaced teeth, especially in cases when multiple missing teeth.
Osseointegration is the process through which bones are strengthened where they are used the most. When you bite and chew, the force you put from your teeth into your jaws sends signals to osteoblasts, which helps to maintain that bone strong.
When a tooth is extracted, gum disease develops, or an injury occurs, the jawbone in the area of loss no longer gets stimuli, osteoclasts begin to break down the jawbone. Osteoblasts no longer concentrate on rebuilding the bone structure there. In other words, the bone “resorbs” (reabsorbs) into the body; this is often known as bone resorption.
Typically, the procedure begins with the dentist addressing the patient’s medical history. They will also perform a jawbone density assessment. Dental x -rays and other diagnostic tests may be used for this purpose.
The dentist will then go over the various types of bone grafts to you. Healthy bone tissues from different parts of your body, or donor bone (human bone), animal bone tissues, and synthetic bone tissues can all be used during the bone grafting procedure. The dentist’s decision is usually determined by your overall health and the amount of bone tissue required.
- The first step in the process is to make sure you are comfortable during the entire treatment. To do this, the dentist will first administer a local anesthetic to numb the area before you undergo a procedure.
- Once the numb agent effectively numbs the area, they will make a small incision in your gums.
- Then, your gums are then moved back slightly to expose your jawbone.
- Next is the cleaning and disinfecting of the surgical area. This prevents bacteria or infection from penetrating the area and avoids complications.
- Following the cleaning and disinfection, a dental professional will add bone graft material to repair the defect.
- A membrane is often placed over the bone graft to protect it.
- The gum tissue is repositioned at the end of the procedure, and the incision is closed with stitches.
If you recently underwent a bone grafting procedure, make sure to observe any side effects and persistent troubling symptoms. Contact a dental professional immediately if you start to notice the following:
- Persistent or severe pain.
- Increased swelling in the area.
- Pus around the grafting site.
- A high fever.
You may have discomfort, swelling, and bruising after a dental bone transplant. These are possible side effects that should go away within a few days. Pain medications can help with symptoms. The dentist may also prescribe antibiotics if necessary, and it’s important to take pain relievers as directed.
During the first couple of days, you may observe little fragments of bone coming out of the grafting site. These fragments typically look like grains of salt or sand. This usually is not a cause for concern, but check with your dentist to ensure that you’re recovering properly.
Bone grafts in the mouth are commonly considered safe. Nevertheless, just like other medical procedures, there are several risks associated with the operation, which include:
- Heavily bleeding.
- Damage to the nerves.
- Anesthesia-related complications