Dental Bone Grafting

in Davie, FL

Enhance Your Jawbone Strength and Oral Health

Are you considering bone grafting procedures to restore your oral health? In Davie, FL, Dr. Eli Abbo and the team at Davie Advanced Dentistry offer a blend of expertise and personalized care in bone grafting treatments. Understanding the importance of bone grafting is crucial before delving into the specifics of procedures. Learn more by calling (954) 434-3331.

What is Bone Grafting?

Bone grafts involve the transplantation of bone tissue to repair or regenerate bone loss due to injury, disease, or previous surgeries. This critical process aids in rebuilding the jawbone, crucial for supporting dental implants and restoring the facial structure.

Types of Bone Grafting


Autografts involve using the patient’s own bone, typically harvested from the hip, jaw, or another location in the body. This bone is then transplanted to the site requiring repair or regeneration.


Allografts use bone graft material sourced from a donor, either human or animal. This material undergoes careful processing and sterilization before transplantation to the recipient.


Xenografts utilize bone graft material from animals, commonly sourced from cows or pigs. The harvested material undergoes meticulous processing to ensure safety before being transplanted.

Synthetic Grafts

Synthetic grafts are composed of artificial materials designed to replicate the properties of natural bone tissue. These materials, such as ceramics or biocompatible polymers, are used for bone repair and regeneration.

Benefits of Bone Grafting

Bone grafts offer numerous benefits, including:

  • Enhanced Structural Support: It reinforces weakened or damaged bone, providing a sturdy foundation for dental implants or other treatments.
  • Facilitates Dental Implants: A bone graft creates a supportive environment necessary for successful implantation.
  • Preserve Facial Structure: Restoring bone density helps maintain facial contours and prevents further bone loss.
  • Improves Oral Function: Restoring bone strength enhances chewing ability and speech.
  • Promotes Healing: Accelerates healing by stimulating new bone growth in the affected area.
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When Do I Need a Bone Grafting Procedure?

Several scenarios might necessitate a dental bone graft procedure:

  • Tooth Loss: If you’re considering dental implants after tooth extraction, insufficient bone density might require a graft to support the implant.
  • Periodontal Disease: Severe gum disease can erode bone, necessitating grafting to restore lost bone structure.
  • Trauma or Injury: Accidents or injuries to the face or jawbone might require grafting to repair damaged bone.
  • Deformities or Birth Defects: Some individuals may have congenital conditions or facial deformities that need dental bone grafts for corrective purposes.

The need for dental bone grafts is evaluated by dental professionals after a thorough assessment of your oral health, bone density, and treatment requirements. If you’re considering dental implants, a bone graft might be ideal to ensure the success and longevity of the implant.

The Bone Grafting Process

Consultation and Evaluation

Before the procedure, a comprehensive examination by Dr. Abbo at Davie Advanced Dentistry determines the patient’s suitability for bone grafting. This includes evaluating bone density and oral health and discussing the chosen bone grafting material and bone less severity.

Preparation and Grafting

On the day of the procedure, the patient receives local anesthesia for comfort. The dentist prepares the graft material. The graft material is then carefully placed into the targeted area where bone regeneration is required.

Healing and Integration

Post-surgery, the body begins its natural healing process. The graft material gradually integrates with the existing bone, promoting new bone growth. Over several months, the graft solidifies and becomes part of the patient’s bone structure.

Follow-up and Monitoring

Regular follow-up appointments with Dr. Abbo monitor the healing progress. X-rays may be taken to track the integration of the graft and ensure proper healing.

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Aftercare for Bone Grafting

After undergoing a bone grafting procedure, diligent aftercare is crucial to promote optimal healing and successful integration of the graft. Here’s a comprehensive guide to post-bone graft care:

  • Medication and Pain Management: Follow the prescribed medication regimen to manage pain and reduce the risk of infection.
  • Dietary Guidelines: Stick to a soft diet initially to prevent unnecessary pressure on the treated area.
  • Oral Hygiene: Practice gentle oral hygiene to avoid disturbing the treated area.
  • Avoid Smoking: Smoking hinders the healing process and increases the risk of complications.
  • Limit Alcohol Intake: Minimize alcohol consumption, as it can interfere with medications and affect healing.
  • Physical Activity: Refrain from engaging in strenuous physical activities that could exert pressure on the treated area.
  • Scheduled Appointments: Attend all follow-up appointments as scheduled to allow the dentist to monitor your progress.

Frequently Asked Questions

The discomfort associated with a dental bone graft is typically minimal during the procedure. Local anesthesia is administered to ensure you’re comfortable throughout. Some patients might experience mild soreness or discomfort, akin to getting a tooth extracted or undergoing any dental procedure. This discomfort can generally be managed well with prescribed pain medications. Within a few days, any discomfort typically subsides as the healing process progresses.

Insurance coverage for a dental bone graft can vary significantly based on the individual’s insurance plan and the reason for the graft. In some cases, especially when bone grafting is necessary for dental implants following tooth loss, insurance plans may provide coverage. Consult your dentist and insurance provider to understand your coverage, including potential out-of-pocket costs.

The duration of a dental bone graft procedure can vary depending on several factors, including the complexity of the case and the type of graft. Generally, the procedure might take between 45 minutes to a few hours. However, this timeline doesn’t include pre-procedure consultations or the post-operative recovery period, which extends the overall duration.

A dental bone graft primarily aims to restore or augment bone structure in the jaw or facial area. Its primary purpose is to provide support for dental implants or to strengthen weakened bones rather than altering facial appearance. In most cases, the graft is strategically placed to reinforce bone without significantly impacting facial features. 

Restore Your Jaw Health for a Stronger Smile

For anyone seeking reliable and personalized bone grafting solutions, Dr. Abbo at Davie Advanced Dentistry stands as a trusted partner in achieving optimal oral health and restoring smiles. Call our Davie, FL, office at (954) 434-3331 to schedule a consultation. We welcome patients from  Cooper City, Driftwood, Boulevard Heights, and beyond.