If you have missing teeth and are considering dental implants, your dentist may recommend a bone grafting procedure to create a solid foundation for the implant. Bone grafting involves transplanting bone tissue to the jawbone to promote the growth of new bone tissue.
At Davie Advanced Dentistry, Dr. Eli Abbo and our skilled team can prepare your mouth for dental implants to help you achieve enhanced oral health and beauty. Dr. Abbo is one of the best implant dentists in Davie, FL, and the surrounding areas of Cooper City, Lauderhill, and Plantation.
In some cases, the patient’s jawbone may not be strong enough to support the implant. By transplanting bone tissue from another part of the patient’s body or a donor source, Dr. Abbo can provide the necessary support for new bone tissue growth and increase the chances of a successful dental implant.
Bone grafting may be necessary for dental implants in a few different scenarios:
There are several benefits to using bone grafting in dental implant procedures, including:
Before undergoing bone grafting for dental implants, you’ll undergo a thorough evaluation to determine the best course of action. This may involve X-rays or CT scans to assess the extent of the bone loss and determine the appropriate type of bone grafting
During the bone grafting procedure, Dr. Abbo will first administer a local anesthetic and your choice of dental sedation. He’ll then make a small incision in the affected area and insert the bone graft material. Over time, the graft will integrate with the surrounding bone tissue and promote new bone cell growth.
After undergoing a bone grafting procedure for dental implants, it’s essential to take proper care of the affected area to ensure a successful outcome. Here are some tips for post-operative care:
The amount of pain experienced during a bone graft procedure can vary depending on the individual and the extent of the graft. A local anesthetic is typically used to numb the affected area during the procedure, so patients won’t feel any pain during the surgery itself.
After a bone graft procedure, it’s best to stick to a soft diet for several weeks to avoid putting pressure on the affected area. Patients can start eating soft foods within a few days of the procedure. Your dentist or oral surgeon will provide specific guidelines based on your situation.
The need for a bone graft before a dental implant can be placed will depend on the patient’s situation. In general, most patients have lost a significant amount of bone in the jaw due to periodontal disease, injury, or other factors. Your dentist or oral surgeon will evaluate your situation and determine if a bone graft is necessary.
The time stitches will need to stay in after a dental bone graft will depend on the patient’s situation. In general, stitches will be removed seven to 10 days following the procedure. Your dentist or oral surgeon will provide specific instructions for aftercare.
By promoting the growth of new bone tissue, bone grafting can increase the chances of a successful dental implant procedure and provide long-lasting benefits for the patient’s oral health. If you’re considering dental implants and may need bone grafting, talk to Dr. Abbo to learn more about the procedure and whether it may be right for you.
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