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.