If you've been told that you need a bone graft in preparation for dental implants, you may wish to know more about this procedure. A bone graft is often required for dental implant patients who have experienced significant bone loss or suffered from advanced gum disease.
Adequate bone deepness and density is important in the success of dental implants. The bone grafting procedure supplements bone mass so that dental implants can be adequately anchored into a patient's jaw.
Types of bones grafts
There are three major types of bone graft:
While the bone grafting procedure may involve some pain or discomfort, it should not be more painful than other common oral surgery procedures such as tooth extraction. Patients are usually prescribed pain medications to help with pain management if necessary. Some patients get through the entire process without reporting any pain or discomfort whatsoever.
The following are the basic steps to a typical bone graft procedure:
Some patients may only require small bone grafts that can be performed at the time of the implantation of dental implants. Other patients may need to wait as long as nine months after the bone graft procedure for the new bone to become incorporated into the jawbone. Contact professionals, such as those found through http://www.ryanperio.com, for a consultation.Share
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