Bone Grafting

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Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that replaces missing bone in order to repair bone fractures that are extremely complex, pose a significant health risk to the patient, or fail to heal properly.

What is a bone graft in dentistry?

In a bone graft procedure, the surgeon will take a section of bone from another area of your body, or - as is most often the case now - use a special bone grafting material, and graft it onto your jaw bone. ... A successful bone graft allows your jaw bone to be strong enough to support your dental implant.

Is bone grafting painful?

After the dental bone graft surgery, there will be some discomfort, as there is with any kind of oral surgery. However, the pain should be relatively minor and is comparable to the pain experienced with a tooth extraction. ... If you still feel pain, try applying ice to the area.

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Which bone is used for bone grafting?

Fusion helps two bones heal together across a diseased joint. Fusion is most often done on the spine. Regeneration is used for bone lost to disease, infection, or injury. This can involve using small amounts of bone in bone cavities or large sections of bones.

How long does dental bone graft last?

Dental implants are designed to last a long time — upwards of 25 years — and are a long-term, permanent teeth replacement solution. Implant alternatives typically last between 5 to 15 years before needing to be replaced.

What is used for dental bone graft?

Dental implant surgery is usually an outpatient surgery performed in stages: Your damaged tooth is removed. Your jawbone is prepared for surgery, a process that may involve bone grafting. After your jawbone heals, your oral surgeon places the dental implant metal post in your jawbone.