Bone grafting is a type of dental treatment that is used to help restore bone density or volume lost due to periodontal disease, trauma, or other bone loss. Bone grafting can be done using autologous, synthetic, or allograft material. Autologous bone grafts are made from the patient’s own bone, biosynthetic bone grafts are created from biosynthetic materials, and allografts are created from donor bone. These bone grafts are often used for augmentation before dental treatment, as they provide the most natural results. Bone grafting can also be done to provide additional support for dental implants or help reduce the need for additional procedures. The procedure helps to preserve the jawbone structure and health, which can help reduce the risk of bone loss or resorption.
The bone graft material helps to stimulate the growth of new bone, which is necessary to provide a successful dental treatment. It also helps to increase the structural integrity of the area around the implant and helps to protect it from any potential damage. Bone grafting is an important step in dental treatment and can help ensure successful treatment outcomes.
Before an implant placement with bone graft and augmentation, it is important for the patient to ensure that they are in good health. This includes avoiding smoking, alcohol, and certain medications which can cause complications. The patient should also inform their dentist about any medical conditions they have and any medications they are taking. Additionally, the patient should maintain good oral hygiene prior to the procedure. A blood test may be necessary to check for any underlying conditions that could interfere with the success of the procedure. The dentist may also suggest that the patient take antibiotics prior to the procedure to reduce the risk of infection. Lastly, the patient should follow any pre-operative instructions provided by the dentist to ensure the best possible outcome.