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Dental Implants with bone grafting

There is no doubt that dental implants offer numerous advantages over traditional removable dentures. Since dental implants are fixed, they allow you to speak and chew without worrying about something slipping out place.

However, dental implants cannot be placed in a toothless area that has severe bone regression. After tooth removal, bone degenerates over time when not replaced immediately due to loss of stimulation. Luckily, bone grafting can be made by the dentist to allow placement of dental implants.

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What is Bone Grafting?

What is bone grafting?

The dentist will perform Bone Grafting to restore bone to its preceding form following tooth loss, gum disease or trauma. Bone grafting procedure involves placing a bone graft material to the jawbone to facilitate bone growth.

Types of Bone Graft Materials

Bone Graft Types

Different types of bone graft used in dentistry are listed below:

  • Autografts – are bone grafts transplanted from one site (bone from the chin or back of the jaw where a wisdom tooth was removed) to another
  • Allografts – are bone grafts harvested from other people who have donated their bone to a bone bank for medical use.
  • Xenografts – are bone grafts from species other than human, such as bovine.
  • Alloplastic grafts – are made up of hydroxyapatite which is the main mineral component of bone.

Why is Bone Grafting necessary prior to placement of dental implant?

Why Bone Grafting is necessary

Bone in our jaw resorbs after a tooth removal causing bone height to shrink. A substantial amount of bone is required for optimal stability of dental implants. If there is no enough bone, dental implants will have less area for anchorage which can cause failure of the implant.

How is bone grafting performed?

Ridge Preservation Graft (Socket Graft)

Ridge Preservation Graft (Socket Graft) is the most common method used for bone grafting where bone graft materials are placed directly in the hole of a newly removed tooth. It allows growth of new bone to fill the void and prevent the bone from resorbing.

  • After tooth removal, a bone graft material (xenograft or allograft) is packed inside the hole of the jawbone.
  • Bone graft material is then secured by placing a collagen plug above it.
  • The dentist will secure the surgical site with absorbable sutures.
  • The ridge graft requires between three to six months before an implant can be placed.
  • Radiographs will be taken every four weeks to verify bone growth.

Sinus lift Procedure (Subantral Graft)

Sinus lift Procedure (Subantral Graft) is another bone graft procedure done prior to placement of dental implants. It is done in the upper jaw wherein there is little bone left between the mouth and airspace (sinus).

  • Under local anaesthesia, the dentist/surgeon will be doing an incision in your gums to expose the bone.
  • A small window will be drilled to open the bone.
  • The membrane lining the sinus will is teased and gently pushed upward to form a small cavity or balloon-like space.
  • Then, xenografts are used to fill this small balloon-like space.
  • Once the cavity is filled completely with bone graft materials, gums will be placed back and secured with a suture.
  • It will take six to nine months for the bone to develop and be ready for implant placement.

Dental implant placement will follow once the bone has fully developed which usually takes three to nine months. Procedure for the placement of a dental implant is the same on how it will be placed on the jaw that did not undergo bone grafting.

Two phases of dental implant procedure will keep on afterwards. First phase will be the placement of dental implant while the second phase is the restorative phase or the attachment of tooth crown to the implant.

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    4/13/2018
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Advantages of Bone Grafting

Advantages of Bone Grafting

Bone loss can make you look older than you are. Fortunately, bone grafting preserves the jawbone height and shape which directly affects your appearance. It also enables future placement of dental implants. The dental implant will have a good prognosis because of increased bone anchorage

Also, bone grafting is widely used to reconstruct jawbone defects caused by trauma.

After effects & After Care

After effects & After Care

As with any oral surgery procedure, discomfort might be experienced and can be relieved by taking painkillers. Remember to keep your mouth clean by brushing and flossing regularly to prevent development of infection.

40 - 60% of the original height and width of the surrounding jawbone is expected to be lost after tooth loss, the greatest loss is in the first two years. –oralhealthgroup.com

Dental Implants Cost

Dental Implant Pricing

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    Our State of the art clinic is located in the heart of Dublin, in the Dublin 6 region.  There is ample parking available and the clinic is in a beautiful location.

    For example we are located only 15 minutes from Stephens Green, and 9 minutes from University College Dublin.

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      Monday, Wed, Thursday: 8:30 – 5:30
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    As stated above, we are open Monday 8.30am-5.30pm, Tuesday 8.30am-1pm, Wednesday 8.30am-5.30pm, Thursday 8.30am-5.30pm, Friday 8.30am-1pm.  Adding to that, if you have a dental emergency, please call our emergency number on 086-8012940
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    Whether you are new to Dublin, just moved to the Dublin 6 area, or have lived here all you life, you are welcome as a new patient at Milltown Dental Clinic.  We offer a wide range of General Dental treatments, and ensure our prices are affordable for everyone with our family and friend referral schemes.  We excel and focus on cosmetic Dental treatments, dental implants especially.  Replacing a missing tooth can change a patients life, giving them a new outlook on life, and their smile back!  Come see us today