If you have lost bone density or height in your jaw due to periodontal disease, injury, or tooth loss, dental bone grafting may be necessary to support dental implants or preserve your natural teeth.
During dental bone grafting, bone material is taken from another part of your body, a donor, or a synthetic material, and placed onto the site where the bone is needed. The graft material is then secured with screws or pins and allowed to heal and integrate with the existing bone over several months. The type of graft material used will depend on various factors, such as your medical history and preference.
After the procedure, you will need to take special care to avoid putting too much pressure on the graft site and follow a strict oral hygiene regimen to prevent infection. Your dentist may also prescribe antibiotics or pain medication to manage any discomfort.
Dental bone grafting is a safe and effective way to restore bone density and height in the jaw. With proper care and post-operative instructions, the graft can integrate with the existing bone and provide a stable foundation for dental implants or natural teeth.