Bone Grafting

We employ bone grafting to enhance jawbone density, ensuring a solid foundation for successful dental implants and other restorative procedures.

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Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is a specialized procedure performed at Issaquah Dental Care to restore or enhance bone structure in the jaw. It involves the transplantation or placement of bone or bone-like materials to areas where bone loss or deficiency has occurred. Bone grafting is an essential technique in modern dentistry, enabling patients to undergo dental procedures that may not have been possible otherwise.

The process of bone grafting begins with a comprehensive evaluation and consultation with our skilled dental professionals. We assess the extent of bone loss or deficiency in the jaw and determine the most suitable approach for bone grafting.

During the procedure, a small incision is made in the gum tissue to access the underlying bone. The grafting material, which can be sourced from the patient's own bone (autograft), synthetic materials (alloplastic graft), or donor bone (allograft), is carefully placed in the area of bone loss or deficiency. The grafting material serves as a scaffold, encouraging the growth of new bone cells and promoting the integration of the graft with the existing bone.

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Benefits of Bone Grafting

Who is a good candidate for Bone Grafting?

  • Dental Implant Candidates: Patients who have experienced significant bone loss in the jaw due to tooth extraction, Gum disease, or trauma
  • Tooth Extraction Sites: Bone grafting can be performed at the extraction site to preserve the bone structure, and prevent bone resorption.
  • Traumatic Injuries: Patients who have suffered facial trauma or injuries to the jawbone
  • Gum Disease: Bone grafting can be used to restore the damaged bone and provide a stable foundation for the remaining teeth.
  • Ridge Augmentation: Patients with an insufficient ridge width or height in the jaw
  • Sinus Lift: In cases where the sinus cavity encroaches upon the upper jawbone, a sinus lift procedure with bone grafting may be necessary.
  • Facial Deformities or Deficiencies: Patients with congenital facial deformities or deficiencies
  • Pathological Conditions: Patients with diseases or conditions, such as tumor resections or cyst removals
Bone grafting offers several benefits in the field of dentistry. Firstly, it provides a solution for patients with inadequate bone structure to undergo dental implant placement. By grafting bone or bone-like materials, we can create a solid foundation for the implant, ensuring its stability and long-term success.

Another benefit of bone grafting is its ability to preserve the natural facial contours and prevent the collapse of facial features caused by bone loss. By restoring bone volume and density, bone grafting helps maintain proper facial aesthetics and avoids the sunken appearance associated with bone deterioration.

Additionally, bone grafting can be used to repair and regenerate damaged or diseased bone caused by trauma or pathology. It can promote the healing of bone fractures, fill voids in the jawbone, and facilitate the integration of dental implants or other prosthetic devices.

At Issaquah Dental Care, we utilize the latest techniques and materials in bone grafting procedures to ensure optimal results for our patients. Our skilled dental professionals have extensive experience in performing bone grafting, and we prioritize patient comfort and satisfaction throughout the process.

If you have experienced bone loss or deficiency in the jaw and are considering dental implants or other restorative procedures, bone grafting may be recommended to ensure a successful outcome. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and explore the benefits of bone grafting in restoring your oral health and smile.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is bone grafting in the context of dental procedures?
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that involves adding bone or a bone substitute to the jawbone to enhance its strength and structure. In dentistry, it is often performed to prepare the jaw for dental implants.
Why might someone need a bone graft before getting dental implants?
A bone graft may be necessary if a patient has insufficient jawbone density or volume to support dental implants. It helps create a stable foundation for implant placement.
How is the bone grafting procedure performed?
The procedure involves the dentist or oral surgeon making an incision in the gum to access the deficient area of the jaw. The graft material is then placed, and the incision is closed. Over time, the natural bone grows and integrates with the graft.
What materials are used for bone grafting?
Bone grafting materials can include the patient's own bone (autograft), donor bone (allograft), synthetic bone, or a combination of these. The choice depends on the individual's needs and the recommendation of the dental professional.
Is bone grafting a painful procedure?
The procedure is typically performed under local anesthesia, ensuring that the patient is numb and comfortable during the process. Any post-operative discomfort can be managed with prescribed or over-the-counter pain medications.
How long does it take for the bone graft to heal before dental implant placement?
Healing times vary but may take several months. The dentist will evaluate the healing progress through follow-up appointments and determine when the jawbone is ready for dental implant placement.
Are there any risks or complications associated with bone grafting?
Complications are rare, but potential risks include infection, graft failure, or changes in sensation. The dentist will discuss these risks and take necessary precautions to minimize them.
Can bone grafting be performed on any part of the jaw?
Yes, bone grafting can be performed on various areas of the jaw, including the upper and lower jaw, depending on the specific needs of the patient and the planned dental treatment.

Disclaimer: Please note that the provided information above is based on general knowledge, and it's always recommended to consult with our dentists at Issaquah Dental Care for personalized advice and recommendations regarding your specific dental needs and conditions. For any questions or concerns, please call our Issaquah dentist office at (425) 557-6453.

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