Dental implants include a few different components which may include but is not limited too the need for bone grafting. Before a dental implant surgery can occur, certain things need to be considered such as whether or not there is enough bone to hold the implant in place. While many might believe that not having enough bone would mean they are not eligible for dental implants this is simply just not the case. Bone grafting is the solution for anyone who does not have enough bone to support the dental implant. Also, it should be noted that there are different methods or options when it comes to bone grafting.
There are different options for bone grafting:
• It is possible that different bone types might be used in preparation for the dental implant bone. For example, autogenous (self-produced) bone can be taken from either the chin or the hips.
• Another option is block bone grafting this is the process of cutting a piece of bone from another area of the body, and then implanting the area that requires the strong dental implant bone.
• Finally, the last option involves allograft bone which come from other human donors, usually cadavers. There will be a long healing period before the bone is ready to receive the new tooth.
Undergoing Bone Grafting Before Surgery:
For a patient who needs to undergo bone grafting before having dental implant surgery your doctor will be able to give you detailed information on the process. Also, it’s important to remember that if you do need bone grafting this means you will need time for it to heal before your dental implant surgery can occur. In addition, be sure that your dental implant surgery is being done by a qualified professional. Consult your dentist to have your questions related to bone grafting and dental implants answered.