Approximately 70% of dental implants require some form of bone grafting procedure as a result of previous infection or, gum disease or time left since a tooth has been removed. We use various forms of bone grafting products that include:
- “Off the shelf bone” obtained from bone banks. Can be in various forms including bovine bone
- Synthetic bone
Bone grafting is usually completed during the implant procedure and involves building up lost bone due to periodontal disease or trauma. This bone acts only as a scaffold for the newly developing patient’s bone. It is used extensively with dental implant procedures to ensure a good functional and cosmetic result. Often, a special membrane may be used to protect the bone graft and encourage bone regeneration. Bone grafting can repair implant sites with inadequate bone structure due to previous extractions, gum disease or injuries.
This treatment is a cause of much concern to some patients but in reality is a very simple, safe and a completely painless option.