Bone Grafting

in Davie, FL

Improve Your Candidacy for Dental Implants

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.

What is Bone Grafting for Dental Implants?

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.

Why is Bone Grafting Necessary for Dental Implants?

Bone grafting may be necessary for dental implants in a few different scenarios:

  • Tooth Loss Due to Trauma or Injury: If a patient has lost teeth due to an accident or injury, the bone in the affected area may be damaged or weakened.
  • Tooth Loss Due to Gum Disease: Advanced gum disease can cause bone loss in the jaw, which can make it difficult to support dental implants.
  • Tooth Loss Due to Aging: As we age, the bones in our jaws may naturally weaken or deteriorate, making it more challenging to support dental implants.

Benefits of Bone Grafting for Dental Implants

There are several benefits to using bone grafting in dental implant procedures, including:

  • Improved Bone Strength and Density: By providing the necessary support for new bone tissue growth, bone grafting can help strengthen the jawbone and increase its ability to support dental implants.
  • Increased Implant Success Rate: Studies have shown that using bone grafting can significantly increase the success rate of dental implant procedures, reducing the risk of implant failure and the need for additional procedures.
  • Better Aesthetics: Dental implants supported by bone grafts can provide a more natural-looking and aesthetically pleasing result, as they’re better supported by the surrounding bone tissue.

Bone Grafting Procedure for Dental Implants

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.

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Aftercare for Bone Grafting

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:

  • Take Pain Medication as Prescribed: Dr. Abbo may prescribe pain medication to help manage discomfort following the procedure. 
  • Apply Cold Compresses: Ice packs can help reduce swelling and discomfort in the affected area. Apply the ice pack for 20 minutes, several times a day.
  • Maintain Good Oral Hygiene: Continue brushing and flossing your teeth as directed by your dentist, taking care to avoid the affected area. Your dentist may also recommend using an antibacterial mouthwash to help reduce the risk of infection.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

Increase Your Dental Implant Success Rate with Bone Grafting

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. 

Call our Davie, FL, office at  (954) 434-3331 or fill out our online contact form to book your consultation.