A dental bone graft is a procedure to grow the amount of bone in a part of the jaw bone. This procedure typically happens before dental implant procedures.
This deficiency of natural bones can be caused by:
- Development Defects
- Gum Disease
- Face Injury or Trauma
- Empty Space After Teeth Were Removed
There are several types of bone grafts available, including:
- Autogenous Bone Graft – Bone taken from the patient’s own body, usually from part of the lower jaw or the chin. This method is usually preferred because it produces the most predictable results.
- Allograft Bone Graft – Cadaver or synthetic bone is used in this type of graft.
- Xenograft – Cow bone is used in this type of graft.
The bone grafting procedure can often take several months to complete. Bone is added to the affected site which will fuse with existing bone. The migration of cells will cause firm adhesion and progress cell growth in the area. Supplementing the jaw with bone will result in greater mass bone to help support & anchor dental implant procedures if needed.