When a Dental Bone Graft Is Necessary

Individuals who lack adequate jawbone density may not qualify for dental implant surgery. In these cases, a dental bone graft can be placed to increase eligibility for this type of procedure. A bone graft is derived from natural or synthetic sources and is placed in areas of low bone density. Affiliated with the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and PRF DUO Platelet Rich Fibrin, Drs. Khaled Eldin and Mouner Amer offer bone graft surgery to patients in New Jersey.

Do You Need a Bone Graft?

To determine if you are a candidate for dental implants, your doctor will measure the depth, width, and strength of your jawbone. Bone that is not fully developed, is soft in places, or is weak may require a bone graft. Otherwise, the bone would be unable to accommodate the implant posts.

A sinus lift is a specific type of dental bone graft that alters the size of the sinus cavity above the upper arch.

Strong bone density is a prerequisite for dental implant placement. Without enough bone to stabilize the dental implants, the dental implants would risk failure. When implants are placed into healthy bone by a trained dental professional, the failure rate is extremely low.

The Bone Grafting Process

During bone grafting, local anesthesia is administered for patient comfort. If sedation is desired, our office offers both nitrous oxide and intravenous (IV) sedation options. During the procedure, the bone grafting material is surgically placed in the area of low bone density. The amount of bone and length of surgery will depend upon the patient’s circumstances and needs. After placement of the donor bone or other material, the site is covered with a special membrane to promote the fusion of the new bone with the old bone.

Bone grafting restores a proper foundation for dental implants.

Sinus Lift

A sinus lift is a specific type of dental bone graft that raises the sinus membrane above the upper arch. During this procedure, the doctor carefully obtains access through the jawbone. Once the sinus membrane is reached, it is gently lifted to make room for donor bone or another bone-like synthetic material.

A bone graft operation requires at least one and maybe two surgical sites. In some cases, the bone graft may be obtained from another portion of the patient’s jaw. Today, however, most bone grafting material is purchased from a bone and tissue bank. This less-invasive approach significantly reduces the need for multiple surgical sites.

What to Expect After a Bone Graft

Patients can expect some soreness and discomfort after receiving a bone graft. In some cases, painkillers and other doctor-supervised medicines may be prescribed. Unless the patient experiences complications, his or her bone graft will require around four to six months to fully heal. During this time, the new bone or synthetic material fuses with the old bone.

Drs. Eldin and Amer monitor healing with advanced imaging technology. By doing so, they can ensure the bone graft is healing appropriately. When the site is strong enough, the patient will be scheduled for dental implant placement.

Consider a Bone Graft in Old Bridge, NJ

If you have considered replacing your missing teeth with dental implants, call our office at (732) 679-6666. New Jersey Dental Centers can help you determine if a bone graft will be required. Our practice serves patients in Old Bridge, Neptune City, Saddle Brook, Woodland Park, and Fort Lee, NJ, as well as New York, NY. We offer patient finance arrangements including insurance billing, cash, check, credit cards, CareCreditⓇ, and in-house financing in select cases.

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Dr. Mouner Amer and Dr. Khaled Eldin are top-rated doctors who want every patient to love their smile. They are members of trusted dental organizations, including:

  • American Dental Association
  • New Jersey Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • Academy of General Dentistry

Our dental care is affordable, but we offer flexible financing options to help you pay for treatment. To schedule a consultation at one of our six locations, call our Old Bridge office at (732) 679-6666 or contact us online.

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