Dental Bone Grafting
Dental bone grafting is an oral surgery procedure performed to replace missing bone with a bone graft and help the body regenerate new bone in areas with severe bone loss. Bone grafting is most usually performed to prepare a tooth extraction area for the placement of a dental implant. The procedure is also referred as bone augmentation.
The Dental Implant Bone Grafting Procedure
Aftercare - Instructions after dental bone graft
You must always follow your oral surgeon's instructions after dental bone graft. Proper aftercare is important in order to minimize possible complications. If the bone graft fails, you will have to repeat the dental bone graft procedure and delay the placement of dental implants.
How long after bone grafting can I get my dental implant?
The bone graft will take about 3 to 12 months to heal before dental implants can be placed.
The time required after dental implant bone grafting before the implants are placed depends on the amount of the grafted bone, the type of dental bone graft used and if any bone growth accelerating factors are used. During this period the dentist will monitor the healing process.
When the dentist determines that the bone regeneration process has completed successfully, will proceed in placing the dental implant. If any screws were used to anchor the dental bone graft or membrane in place, they will be removed before the dental implant is placed.
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