An incision is made in your gum to access to the bone beneath it, and then grafting material is added.
The grafting material is a processed bone mineral around which your body will deposit new bone cells.
The grafting material can come from your body. But very often, bone from an animal or human donor that has been treated by a laboratory to make it sterile and safe is used.
It can even be a synthetic substance. The grafting material, which is generally covered by a collagen membrane for excellent bone repair, will act as a scaffold onto which your body will build new bone.
Benefits of Bone Grafting
Bone grafting strengthens the jawbone.
Bone grafting offers the chance to preserve the shape and strength of the bony ridge of the jaw long after the tooth is gone. It eliminates the risk of a narrow, short, and fragile jaw structure.
When teeth are lost, the bone that used to support them begins to wear away or “resorb.” Supporting bone can also be lost when you have gum problems.
If you lose teeth and bone, your facial features sag, giving you an older appearance. With modern bone grafting-techniques, the bone that has been lost can be built back.
This can benefit your health and appearance by strengthening your jawbone, allowing more effective tooth replacement, and increasing support to your face.
Bone grafting can also help dentures fit more snugly. Ill-fitting dentures can be uncomfortable. Bone grafting can make sure you have a restoration that looks, fits, and feels beautiful.
Bone Graft Procedure
In a bone graft procedure, the surgeon takes a section of bone from another area of your body, or – as is most often the case now – uses a special bone grafting material, and grafts it to your jawbone.
You then wait, most likely several months, while the graft creates enough new, healthy bone to make sure that an implant will be stable and secure.
It is possible if you only need a minor graft that the procedure might be able to be done at the same time as the implant surgery, but your dental specialist will make the final decision. A successful bone graft allows your jawbone to be strong enough to support your dental implant.
Once the bone graft is complete, the rest of the implant surgery can proceed. As with any surgical procedure, it is crucial to discuss your personal medical history and all the risks and benefits of the operation with your dental specialist. Once your doctor decides you are a good fit for the procedure, you can look forward to a brand new smile.
Bone Grafting at Deer Park Dental Surgery
Bone grafting performed at Deer Park Dental Surgery is guaranteed safe and effective. Your treatment plan is carefully tailored only for you!
GAP FREE – Comprehensive Check Up, Clean & X-rays (if needed)
(with any health insurance) for new patients only
No Insurance: $150 Comprehensive Check Up, Clean & X-rays (if needed)
For more information about bone grafting, call (03) 9360 4417 or come and visit us at T097A Brimbank Shopping Centre Neale Road in Deer Park.
- Same day emergency appointments are available upon request
- All insurances are accepted with HICAPS. As a preferred provider for HCF and NIB
We are located in a busy medical centre in Brimbank Shopping Centre with plenty of cafes and shops nearby.
Easily accessible via public transportation (bus stop within walking distance)