Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that replaces missing bone with material from the patient’s own body or an artificial, synthetic, or natural substitute. When a tooth is removed the bone may not always heal ideally. Sometimes the bone heals in a misshapen manner that makes ideal implant placement impossible.
If you have any of the following:
• been missing teeth for many years
• the previous tooth was infected or damaged Relaxation Dental
• suffered trauma to the area or the tooth was cracked
• suffered from gum disease
Then the bone healing process will likely be not ideal.
A bone grafting procedure may be required to repair and regenerate damaged bone prior to - or in combination with dental implant placement. Bone grafting utilizes man-made materials and/or donated human tissues which have been medically processed for the highest sterility and infection control measures. These donated human tissues are the same materials used in the hospital setting during most surgical treatments.
Your dentist will attempt to inform you as to the likelihood of the need for bone grafting in your particular case but circumstances can, and do change, during surgery which could alter your particular treatment plan.If you decline bone grafting for any reason you must advise your dentist prior to surgery.