Has a Bone Graft been suggested to you for a Dental Implant?
If you have inquired about dental implants you may have been suggested that a bone graft may be needed before or during the procedure.
While this might sound alarming, bone grafting is a common and minor procedure which ensures that your dental implants and replacement teeth are successful and long lasting.
What is Bone Grafting?
After your tooth is removed, the surround bone quickly disappears due to the lack of a tooth. Bone grafting involves the placement of additional bone before or during the placement of a dental implant to ensure there is sufficient good quality bone to support your implant.
If you have an existing tooth which requires extraction, we are also able to preserve the volume of bone so that the need of grafting is minimised when you are ready for your dental implant – this is known as socket preservation.
Where Does the Bone Come From?
Bone grafting material can come from a number of sources. It can come from other sites in your body or from a bone donor which is thoroughly screen, tested and sterlised after donation.
Alternatively, it is now very common to use a variety of artificial bone substitutes which are equally as effective in rebuilding areas where significant bone resorption has occurred. When coupled with advance collagen membranes, bone grafts provide a stable base for your dental implant.
At Windsor Dentists, we only use safe bone grafting materials and membranes registered by the Therapeutics Goods Administration of Australia.
If you have been advised that you need a bone graft or need a bone graft prior to a dental implant being placed, give us a call on 07 3357 4177 today for a consultation with our experienced dentists.