You're in the process of learning about dental implants when you come across the term "bone grafting."
What is it and how necessary is the procedure?
Let's find out!
A bone graft is needed when your jawbone is not strong enough to hold an implant. This usually happens because the density of the bone is reduced or the bone is lost, so the dentist will add supporting bone structure to strengthen the jawbone. Without enough support, the jaw cannot hold a tooth or an implant.
Bone grafting helps your facial structure be ready for dental implants or other restorative interventions.
A dental bone graft is needed when:
After the bone graft is inserted, you can expect to feel some pain and swelling, even bruising. These symptoms usually go away in a few days, and they can be managed with painkillers.
The complete healing process after bone grafting takes from 6 to 9 months, but you will only be in pain and discomfort for a few days.
If you are experiencing severe pain, intense swelling, pus, fever, and nausea, it is important to call your doctor right away and book an emergency appointment.
Bone grafting is not always necessary. If the patient has enough bone structure and density to support the dental implant or other restorative treatment they need to do, it can be done without it.
If the doctor recommends it, it will significantly increase the chances of successful treatment results.
Bone Grafting can be part of the dental implant process, but it's not a rule. The good news is that modern medicine can provide solutions for numerous dental problems, including bone density loss.
Whether you have questions about dental implants, bone grafting, restorative care, cosmetic dentistry, or other dental procedures, check out Bauer Dental Company for more information about the services we provide.
Dr. Christopher Bauer is the founder of Bauer Dental Company and along with his team, they strive to deliver impeccable services to all patients.
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