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Bone Grafting Cheltenham

Bone grafting is needed when there is insufficient bone available to support dental implants.

Bone Grafting Cheltenham

This can be done by using bone taken from the patient or by using graft materials, known as “bone substitutes”.

Bone loss can be caused by several different factors, including:

Many patients prefer using their own bone for personal reasons but may also opt to receive bone from a donor. If the patient chooses to use their own bone, it is usually taken from behind the teeth, chin, or from other parts of the body such as the hip or shin.

Using your bone will require having a donor and surgical site. This can cause additional healing time. However, many patients prefer using their bone as bone graft despite these effects.

Types of Bone Grafting

Z Bone Grafting

Bone grafting involves adding a bone graft to the affected area. Bone grafting materials can be easily gotten from other areas of the jaw or from pre-packed bone graft mineral.

Z Socket Grafting

When a tooth is removed, the bone around the extraction site tends to collapse and shrink. However, bone can be preserved and even improved by adding bone material to the site.

Z Sinus Grafting

The maxillary sinuses are empty pockets at the back of your cheeks, above the upper back teeth. Sometimes, after an upper molar is removed and the socket heals, a thin layer of bone will stay underneath the sinus. If the sinus floor is thin, bone grafting to the area may be required before implants can be placed.

Z Ridge Augmentation

When teeth have been missing for a long time, the bone left in the area may be too narrow and/or too short for dental implants. In these cases, small and fitted grafts can be placed at the sites to provide adequate bone thickness and height.

Uses of Bone Grafting Cheltenham

Uses of Bone Grafting

  • Saves tooth volume for tooth regeneration
  • After tooth removal to maintain the space in between teeth
  • Dental implants if there is not enough bone in the implant site

Bone Grafting Procedure

The bone grafting procedure usually needs local anaesthesia only, though oral or IV sedation can also be used for a higher level of relaxation.

Since a small cut is made in your gums to access the bone that will receive the graft, you may feel pain in the site after the surgery.

This can usually be treated by over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications and painkillers, and regular ice therapy.

Then, over the succeeding months, your body will replace the graft with your own bone, reversing the progressive bone loss you have experienced.

Bone Grafting in Cheltenham

Bone grafting procedures performed at Dentist On Warrigal Cheltenham are guaranteed safe and effective.

Request an appointment with your Cheltenham dentist today!

Contact us on (03) 9583 5506 or request your appointment online.

We are located at Suite C, 151 Centre Dandenong Road in Cheltenham.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is bone grafting?
Bone grafting is used to rebuild bone in areas where the bone has been lost. This is usually done in preparation for dental implants. Grafting material is placed in a socket where the tooth is missing.
How does bone grafting work?
Performed under local anaesthesia, the grafting material is placed into the space left by a missing tooth. Afterwards, the body will form new bone cells to replace the graft material gradually over several months.
How safe is bone grafting?
This procedure is very safe! There are no safety threats with the grafting material sourced from another part of your bone.