At Spring Street Dental we are pleased to offer both major and minor bone grafting procedures.
What is a bone graft?
A bone graft may be necessary if you do not have the supporting bone in your jaw for an implant.
Why do I need a bone graft?
- If you have insufficient bone to support your teeth, your teeth could naturally fall out. A bone graft and subsequent gum therapy can correct the problem in order to help you to retain your natural teeth.
- If you are missing one or more teeth and considering a dental implant, you will require sufficient bone to provide proper support to the implant.
- If you lack the bone required, a bone graft can add additional height and/or width to your jawbone in preparation for the placement of implants.
What is a major bone graft?
A major bone graft is typically needed when a large area of your jaw needs to be augmented, often for the placement of many implants. This is a procedure that will remove bone from a donor site in your own body.
What is a minor bone graft?
A minor bone graft is a procedure in which the area of bone requires only a slight augmentation.
Minor bone grafting is often performed when a patient requires an extraction and wishes to replace the tooth to be extracted with an implant.
In order to ensure that the site retains sufficient bone to support the implant, a minor bone grafting procedure would sometimes be recommended.
What steps will I need to take after my bone grafting procedure?
At the time of your procedure, our team will explain all steps you will need to take post-operatively.
Following these steps carefully is vital to assist you in avoiding infection and healing quickly.