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Dental Bone Grafting - Dental Clinic in Dubai

A dental bone graft is necessary when there is alveolar bone loss, and is done before dental implant placement or when bone loss negatively affects the neighboring teeth.

What is a dental bone graft?

A dental bone graft is a surgical procedure performed by oral surgeons or periodontists to restore or augment bone tissue in the jaw. This process involves taking a small piece of bone from another part of your body or using a synthetic or donated bone and grafting it onto the area that requires augmentation. The ultimate goal is to create a stable foundation for various dental procedures, such as dental implants, that rely on a strong and healthy jawbone.

How does a dental bone graft work?

A dental bone graft acts as a scaffold on which your bone tissue grows and regenerates. In some cases,   dental bone graft is combined with platelet-rich plasma (PRP)/Platelet-rich fibrin(PRF). This is collected from a sample of your blood and is used to promote healing and tissue regeneration.

Who needs a dental bone graft?

Whenever there is bone loss in their jaw a dental bone graft will be needed. This procedure is recommended if you:

How common are dental bone grafts?

With the breakthrough in Implantology Dental bone grafts have become extremely common, and are performed by a specialist, like a periodontist or an oral and maxillofacial surgeon.


What happens before dental bone graft placement?

Your Oral and maxillofacial surgeon will perform a clinical examination. Dental X-rays or CBCT scans will be taken to determine the extent of your bone loss. Next, your doctor will discuss your treatment options and create a personalized treatment plan to meet your needs.

What happens during dental bone graft surgery?

First, your doctor will numb the area with a local anesthetic. Next, they'll separate your gums and the Gum tissue is moved back slightly to visualize the jaw bone. After cleaning and disinfecting the area, the defect is repaired by bone grafting material. Mostly bone graft is covered with a membrane for additional protection. Finally, the gum tissue is repositioned and held by threads.

What happens after a dental bone graft?

After dental bone grafting, you may experience pain, swelling, and bruising. These are normal side effects that should diminish within a few days. These Symptoms are managed with pain relievers and antibiotics. These should be taken precisely as prescribed.

You might notice small fragments of bone popping out of the site over the first few days. Often these pieces look like grains of salt or sand. This usually isn't a cause for concern, but call your doctor to make sure that you're healing as expected.

How painful is a dental bone graft?

Most people who have dental bone grafts have little to no pain. Just take all medications as prescribed and follow the post-operative instructions correctly.

Are you put to sleep for a dental bone graft?

Placement of a bone graft usually is done under local anesthesia. Many doctors do this procedure under sedation for your comfort, If a defect is large then general anesthesia may be recommended. Ask your doctor about the right option for you.

What are the advantages of dental bone grafts?

Dental bone grafts help in placing dental implants in the correct position and help other restorative treatments like it restores your jaw to its original form following trauma, tooth loss, or gum (periodontal) disease.

What are the risks or complications of dental bone grafts?

The procedure carries some risks, including:

  • Infection.
  • Heavy bleeding.
  • Nerve damage.
  • Complications from anesthesia.

When to call the Doctor:

When should I contact my healthcare provider? Call your doctor if you experience:

  • Severe pain.
  • Increased swelling.
  • Pus around the grafting site.
  • A fever of 101° or higher.

Dental bone grafts are a remarkable advancement in the field of dentistry, offering hope and solutions to individuals with compromised jawbone structure. Whether you're considering dental implants or seeking to enhance your smile, these procedures have the potential to transform your oral health and overall well-being.

If you have further questions or are considering a dental bone graft, consult our Expert Oral Maxillofacial Surgeon in Dubai at Dr. Rami Hamed Center.

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