Bone Graft and Regeneration

Bone Graft and Regeneration Melbourne Family Dentist

Bone Regeneration
The jawbone associated with missing teeth atrophies or is reabsorbed, over a period of time. The condition will leave the poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for placement of dental implants. Nowadays, dentist treatment already has the ability to grow bone where needed. Gladly, it does not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, but it also gives us a chance to restore functionality and aesthetic appearance. You will not be sad anymore because of your poor jawbone.

To make an implant placement, a sufficient bone is really important to proper crown placement. A sufficient bone will make the teeth look natural and have a good function. Modern dentistry and oral surgery have understood that the principles of wound healing now allows for regenerating bone with a variety of techniques. You may not familiar with this treatment but the regeneration of bone for implant dentistry is a usual and routine treatment in periodontal and oral surgery. Before starting the treatment we will consider how much the tooth is needed. If you just need “one tooth” implant, the amount of bone grafting material which is needed will be relatively small. Our team can take bone grafting material from a variety of sources. At Melbourne Family dentist regeneration bone is possible. Sometimes we can place an implant with a bone graft at the same time to allow new bone regenerating simultaneously. However, we will still make sure that there is enough of your own natural bone to at least stabilize the implant when it is placed before putting an implant with bone graft together.

Bone Grafting

Bone grafting will repair implant sites with inadequate bone structure due to previous extractions, whether it a gum disease or injuries. Typically, the bone is either get from a tissue bank or your own bone is taken from the jaw. Also, sinus bone grafts are performed for replacing bone in the posterior upper jaw. In addition, special membranes will be utilized that dissolve under the gum and protect the bone graft and encourage bone regeneration. This is what we called guided tissue regeneration. The one who has missing teeth due to extraction, injury, or congenital anomaly will be the best candidate for dental implants.

As we have explained before, dental implants will replace the teeth that are surgically embedded in your jawbone. It will make the teeth look and function much like your natural teeth. However, a strong foundation of bone is needed to make sure the stability and longevity of a dental implant. You will need bone grafting before the dental implant surgery when your jawbone is too thin or too soft to support an implant. We will provide the type of bone grafting treatment depending on the condition of your jawbone. If you have significant bone loss or defects of the jaw due to trauma, we will recommend major bone. We will extract bone tissue from another part of your body. Before placing a bone graft we will give a local anesthesia,  we will make a small incision is made in your gum tissue to gain access to the bone that will place the graft. After the surgery, you may feel the pain in that area the area. To reduce any discomfort we will all the patient anti-inflammatory medication and/or pain relievers. Then, a few months later, your body will replace the graft with its own bone naturally, reversing the decline in before.

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