You need ample bone volume to support jaw function and proceed with restorative treatments like dental implants. At A P S Dental Center in Linden, New Jersey, Charanjit Sandhu, DDS, and her dental team offer extensive knowledge in bone grafting and provide comprehensive care to support your healing. Call the office today or book an appointment online to learn more about bone grafting.
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure where a qualified dental professional transplants bone tissue from one area of the body to another.
In some cases, transplanted bone comes from an external source, like a donor. This surgery aims to increase the total amount of bone volume within your jaw, helping you with candidacy for certain procedures, such as dental implants.
You may be a candidate for bone grafting if you:
Bone grafts often occur in response to another condition. Many smaller injuries or conditions can heal on their own, but larger fractures may require extra help.
Before placing bone into the treatment area, your provider takes bone from a separate area of your body, requiring an additional surgery.
Bone grafting is a commonly performed procedure that many people require. Common surgical procedures for bone grafts include sinus lifts, socket preservation, and ridge augmentation.
Bone grafting is an invasive surgical procedure, making you susceptible to issues, such as:
Your body may also reject newly placed bone. This risk increases with age and specific lifestyle factors like smoking. After surgery, if you experience pain or pus at the surgical site, call A P S Dental Center immediately.
Prior to a bone graft, your provider at A P S Dental Center will thoroughly evaluate your medical history to determine your risk of certain complications and reduce oral health issues by taking preventive measures.
Specific details vary depending on your unique circumstances. You can rely on A P S Dental Center to provide a comprehensive care plan (before and after surgery). However, there are some generalized steps you should expect.
During bone grafting, your provider administers anesthesia to reduce pain and meticulously cleans the surgical site. If they take bone from your body instead of utilizing a graft from a donor, they also prepare the additional site. Incisions are made to both areas, and bone tissue transfers from one area to the other. Finally, your provider sutures up wounds to ensure maximum healing.
To see if bone grafting is right for you, call A P S Dental Center or book an appointment online today.