Often due to the cavity and other periodontal disease, bones in jaws decay. Bone grafting is one of the procedures through which dentists replace the lost bone through surgery. It is an essential process before installing an implant if there isn’t enough bone left in the jaw. Grafting will enable the bone to grow so that the jaw can be reshaped for an implant.
Why have a bone grafting done?
Roots of teeth are deep inside the bones of jaws. The bone surrounds the teeth firmly so that chewing is possible. However, if due to any reason the bone is lost, it becomes difficult to replace a tooth until the bone grows again. Grafting makes the entire process of growing the bone for a successful implant possible.
Bone grafting procedure
A dentist makes a small incision in the gum and inserts the grafting material where bone should grow. This material then settles down, and within a few months, the new bone starts appearing. If the bone grafting procedure goes well, the new bone will be strong enough to hold and support the implant. Whether a patient needs a minor grafting or major depends on the dentist’s decision.
Post bone grafting effects
Though grafting is an essential process for a successful implant. However, a person might experience swelling in gums and skin. There might be minor bleeding, which subsides with time. The dentist would also restrict a patient from eating certain food items so that grafting can heal quickly.
For successful bone grafting, specialists must perform it with care. If not done correctly, it may have a worse effect on your teeth and gums.
Specialists at Spring Cypress Dental are experts at performing the grafting procedure. For more information on bone grafting, call us on 281-256-3222.