Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that involves replacing missing or damaged bone tissue with material from the patient’s own body, a donor, or synthetic materials. It is necessary for dental implants or to treat conditions such as gum disease that can lead to bone loss.
Solis Dental Clinic has experienced specialists in dental implantology and periodontics who can perform bone grafting procedures using the latest techniques and materials. We will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan to restore your oral health and function.
The three main types of bone grafts are autografts (using bone from the patient’s own body), allografts (using bone from a donor), and xenografts (using bone from an animal). Synthetic materials can also be used for bone grafting.
Bone grafting is typically performed under local anesthesia, and patients may experience some discomfort during and after the procedure. However, pain can be managed with medication prescribed by your dentist.
The healing time for a bone graft can vary depending on the type of graft and the patient’s individual needs. It can take several months for the bone to fully integrate with the surrounding tissue.
The success rate of bone grafting depends on many factors, including the patient’s overall health, the location and extent of the bone loss, and the specific materials used for the graft. Your dentist can discuss your individual prognosis with you.
As with any surgical procedure, there are some risks associated with bone grafting, including infection, bleeding, and allergic reactions. Your dentist will discuss these risks with you prior to the procedure.
Smoking can negatively affect the success rate of bone grafting procedures. Patients who smoke may be advised to quit prior to the procedure to improve their chances of successful healing.
Insurance coverage for bone grafting can vary depending on the patient’s individual plan and the specific circumstances of the procedure. Our team can work with you to determine your insurance coverage and help maximize your benefits.
You can schedule an appointment with Solis Dental Clinic by calling our office or filling out a contact form on our website. Our experienced team of dental professionals will work with you to develop a personalized treatment plan and help restore your oral health and function through bone grafting.