A bone graft is a surgical procedure used by oral surgeons to fix a variety of medical issues. A bone graft may be required for a patient that has issues affecting facial structure, bones, joints, and overall quality of health.
Why is a Bone Graft Performed?
A bone graft may be needed as part of reconstructive surgery. Or, it may be used fill a void where bone loss is prevalent, to help provide the necessary stability for dental implants.
During your course of treatment, GPOMS may discuss the need for dental implants. As replacements for natural teeth, dental implants fuse to the underlying bone structure.
However, if a tooth has been missing for a long period of time, that area of the jawbone can be poor quality, which makes dental implants difficult to place. Advancements in dental technology allow not only for the bone to be replaced, but also can support new bone growth in that location, which will restore functionality and visual appearance.
How is a Bone Graft is Performed?
The bone used in a bone graft can come from the patient’s body, a donor, or it can be man-made. When examining the structure of your bone and jaw, Dr. Nielson will discuss which treatment will be the best.
Depending on the course of action, and the amount of bone and density needed could affect the patient’s healing period.After the grafted bone has fused and becomes integrated with the existing bone structure, dental implants can be placed.
Where is a Bone Graft Performed?
In most cases, bone grafting can be done in the office, using local anesthesia or conscious sedation. If extensive damage has occurred, the procedure may be performed in a hospital instead of our patient surgery center. The good news is that Dr. Nielson can perform this surgery at either location!
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If you need dental implants or a bone graft to restore your facial infrastructure and smile, our highly trained staff will ensure the best quality care with every step involved in our patient’s treatment.
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Posted on Mon, January 4, 2016
by Great Plains OMS filed under