After the teeth are removed, the gums are left to heal. However, having these spaces for a prolonged time is detrimental to your dental health. The alveolar bone (supports the teeth) starts to dissolve after some time. This causes the dental structure to weaken. Furthermore, these unfilled spaces can cause the surrounding teeth to shift, which further weakens the teeth. Having insufficient bone support can affect your dental structure.
Additionally, it disqualifies you from getting dental implants. Other dental treatments can help replace the teeth. However, if you want a permanent dental solution, implants are a suitable option.
For dental implant surgery to be performed, the dentist may recommend a bone grafting treatment to stimulate new bone growth.
Bone graft treatment is a minor dental procedure that uses transplanted bone granules to repair and rebuild lost bone. The dentist puts the granules in the socket of the missing teeth to encourage new bone growth.
Our dentist can use bone granules from different sources like:
Our dentist in Vancouver may recommend a bone reconstruction procedure to address a few problems:
The bone grafting treatment is done in one visit, and it is a process. The dentist will first examine the gums and teeth to see the severity of the bone loss. Next, we will take you through bone grafting and the different techniques that we use.
Several bone grafting techniques are available that can help to stimulate bone growth. The grafting method used will depend on the location of the missing teeth and the severity of the bone loss.
After the bone reconstruction procedure, you may experience pain and swelling in the face and gums. You may also have to bruise on the skin.
To speed up the recovery, the dentist will prescribe pain relievers. Additionally, you need to take soft foods and avoid spicy or hard foods.
Yes. We use modern dental technology to make the procedure safe and painless. However, you may experience infection and pain. At times, the bone may fail to grow, and you will need another procedure to address the problem.
Bone grafting treatment can help stimulate bone growth and increase support for a dental implant. Furthermore, it helps to prevent deterioration of the alveolar bone. Visit M2 Dental for more information about bone grafting.