Dental Bone Grafting

Dental bone grafting involves transplanting bone tissue to repair and rebuild damaged or missing bone structure. This complex procedure requires expertise and careful consideration of the patient's unique needs and medical history.

Dental Bone Grafting in Washington, NJ

Dental bone grafting is a procedure used to support dental implants when the natural bone in the mouth is insufficient. This deficiency can be caused by various factors, including developmental defects, gum disease, facial injury or trauma, or space left after teeth have been removed.

Different types of dental bone grafts are available, and the best solution depends on the extent of the damage that needs to be repaired and the location of the lost tooth.

Dental bone grafts are considered a standard procedure and are generally safe. They provide a long-term solution for individuals who have lost a tooth due to periodontal disease, injury, or other dental or mouth infection types.

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  • What is a dental bone graft?

    Dental bone grafting is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that can help to grow new bone in areas where bone destruction has occurred or replace unhealthy or missing bone with new bone. The graft material can be taken from another area of the patient’s body or created synthetically from other materials. Typically, processed bone minerals encourage the body to create new bone cells over time.

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  • Are dental bone grafts painful?

    Dental bone grafts are typically performed on an outpatient basis. During the procedure, patients are usually sedated to ensure their comfort. This procedure is often carried out before a dental implant or tooth replacement and typically causes little to no pain during the healing phase.

  • How long does it take to recover from a dental bone graft?

    Your dentist will typically prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection and, in some cases, pain medication after a dental bone graft procedure. However, most patients don’t experience any pain, so pain medication is not usually necessary.

    A dental bone graft is usually the initial step for dental implants. After completing the dental bone graft, your dentist must wait until the new bone fuses with the natural bones in your mouth before proceeding with the implant. The duration of this process varies from person to person, but it typically takes up to a month or two.

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