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For a dental implant to be successful, you must have a sufficient amount of bone in the jaw. If your bone is too thin or soft, it may cause the implant to fail. Patients with inadequate bone may need to undergo a bone graft.
Bone deficiencies can be the result of:
Djawdan Center for Implant and Restorative Dentistry offers bone grafting to build up new bone in the area of your jaw that will eventually hold a dental implant. The procedure is relatively simple, and is an integral step to improving the function and aesthetics of your smile!
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Type of Bone Grafts
Graft material can come from a variety of sources. Regardless of which bone graft you receive, the results will be the same - new, healthy bone that will be able to support a dental implant.
There are two types of bone grafting that we utilize for dental procedures:
Bone Graft Process
As with any surgical procedure, we will need to discuss your medical and dental history before we can proceed.
Grafts are a great option to help restore bone in order for successful implant integration. They are able to provide the framework for the implant and also help your own bone regenerate healthy cells. Bone grafts can either be done prior to implant placement, or at the same time. During your consultation, we will plan your treatment in a manner that allows for the least amount of visits for your convenience, without compromising quality of care.
During the procedure, a small incision is made in your gum tissue to access the underlying bone. We then place the graft material into the area of the bone that will support the implant. Over the next several months, the graft material will trigger your jaw to grow new, healthy bone. By the end of the process, your new bone will completely absorb and grow around the graft material.
Each donor bone, regardless of it's source, has been evaluated under a very strict screening process to ensure it's safety and bio-compatibility. Tests for numerous infectious diseases such as HIV, Hepatitis, and Syphilis, were completed before the bone was processed for use. The FDA sets guidelines for regulation of donor materials and the processors take extreme care to meet and exceed expectations.
Other Bone Augmentation
Depending on your circumstance, we may recommend other forms of bone augmentation, including: