Bone Grafting

Adding bone after tooth extraction.

Bone grafting is a common procedure in oral and maxillofacial surgery that involves the transplantation of bone tissue to repair or regenerate bone that has been lost or damaged. This procedure is often used to treat a variety of conditions, including:

  1. Socket preservation, also known as ridge preservation or socket bone grafting: This a dental procedure performed after a tooth extraction to prevent the loss of bone in the jaw. When a tooth is removed, the bone that once supported the tooth can begin to deteriorate or resorb over time. This natural process can lead to significant bone loss, which can affect the stability and aesthetics of the surrounding teeth and may complicate future dental procedures such as dental implants.
  2. 2) Dental implants: When a patient does not have enough bone tissue to support a dental implant, bone grafting can be used to augment the jawbone and provide the necessary support.
  3. Jaw deformities: Bone grafting can be used to rebuild or reshape the jawbone to correct a variety of deformities, such as those caused by trauma or congenital defects.
  4. 4) Facial trauma: Severe facial injuries can result in the loss of bone tissue. Bone grafting can be used to reconstruct the damaged area and restore function and aesthetics.
  5. Gum disease: Advanced gum disease can cause the loss of bone tissue around the teeth. Bone grafting can help to regenerate the lost bone and prevent further tooth loss.

There are several types of bone grafts used in oral and maxillofacial surgery, including autografts (tissue taken from the patient’s own body), allografts (tissue from a donor), and xenografts (tissue from another species). The type of graft used depends on several factors, including the location and extent of the bone loss and the patient’s medical and dental history.

At our oral and maxillofacial surgery practice, we have extensive experience in performing bone grafting and reconstructing procedures and use the latest techniques and technologies to ensure the best possible outcomes for our patients. If you need oral or maxillofacial surgery, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our team to learn more about how bone grafting can benefit you.

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