BONE GRAFTING & REGENERATION
Bone grafting is a procedure during which additional bone (this is the bone graft) is inserted into your jawbone to create extra volume (height and width) of bone.
Bone grafting is usually done when there is not enough bone for a dental implant to be inserted and when bone is lost in cases of severe gum disease. Very often, gum grafting is also done concurrently with bone grafting procedures.
There are a few possible reasons for jawbone loss:
At Elite Dental Group, we generally use Autogenous and Xenogenic bone grafts . These bone grafts stimulates your own body to produce more native bone in addition to bulking up the grafted site.
Bone grafting is normally done in conjunction with extractions (socket preservation) and guided tissue regeneration for surgical treatment of severe gum disease.
Bone grafting is also done when implants are being placed. A major bone graft may need 3-6 months to heal before implants can be placed in the area.
Bone grafting is always done under local anaesthesia. Large grafts may require general anaesthesia and is done in a hospital OT setting or alternatively under intra-venous sedation done in our practice.