Bone Grafting

To help facilitate dental implant treatment

Dedicated to dental excellence, creating healthy brighter smiles.

Many patients who have worn dentures for a period of time are likely to have suffered bone loss in their jaws. If this is the case for you, it does not mean you are unable to receive dental implants.  We are pleased to say that you can still have successful dental implant surgery through a clinically proven treatment known as ‘bone grafting’.  Bone loss in your mouth can be detrimental to your teeth, but also for the facial structure.  If a tooth or teeth or lost and not replaced in a timely manner, over time the bone behind will recede.  This will then give the face a sunken or dropped appearance. Bone grafting treatment will revitalise and rejuvenate the face and provide the best possible foundation for dental implant treatment.

Here at Westbury Dental Care and Implant Centre, we provide bone grafting for dental implants.  In many cases, bone grafting is often is essential before dental implant treatment plans can commence.  In order for the successful placement of dental implants, it is necessary for many patients to undergo bone grafting.  Bone grafting varies in complexity, it can be very simple such as adding a synthetic material around the dental implant which will turnover into bone to more complex grafting such as transferring a bone from one part of the jaw to another.  Bone grafting serves as the foundation for the longevity of successful dental implants.  If you’re seeking dental implants, our friendly dental team welcomes you to book an appointment where we will assess if bone grafting is necessary for your individual circumstances.

How is bone grafting performed?

There are so many complexities with bone grafting treatment procedures.  Every case is individual and we look at every patient on a case by case basis, looking to recommend the procedure and treatment plans that will have the best oral outcomes for you.   When it comes to defining the appropriate approach and grafting such as type of material, how it’s held, taking it from one location and moving it to another is the most complex consideration. To determine how much bone is required and type is assessed following a CBCT scan, which is done in house at Westbury Dental Clinic and Implant Centre.  This is followed by a discussion with you and our dental team.  In 95% treatments with us, this conducted under local anaesthesia.  We rarely find the need to recommend and use sedation during the bone grafting treatment.  Bone grafting is a separate procedure that can be done either before dental implants placement or can be conducted in conjunction with the placement of the dental implant.

When our experienced and knowledgeable dental implant team recommends that you require bone grafting for the placement of dental implants, the process is very clear and straightforward.  We will then lift the gum away from the underlying bone where the graft is to be placed and the amount of bone needs to be assessed.  After this, the gum will then be diligently stitched with care, enabling it to fall back into its natural position within the mouth.  Bone grafting can vary in regards to the amount of time that it takes but the average surgery time is normally anywhere between 50-80 minutes.

We fully appreciate that like any other surgical treatment procedures, bone grafting can appear to be a daunting experience.  We are more than happy to talk you through your bone grafting treatment plan step by step and work out the best arrangement for you. We’ll always make sure you’re fully aware of every option and comfortable with your informed decisions before moving forward.

Dedicated to dental excellence, creating healthy brighter smiles.


Why Choose Westbury Dental Care and Implant Centre?

Here at Westbury Dental Care and Implant Centre, we have been providing dental bone grafting treatment procedures for many years with our team of highly skilled dentists.  We provide a comfortable and relaxed environment to help you feel at ease and full of confidence throughout your procedure.  Our aim is not just to give you a great smile today, but to provide the preventive care you need for healthy teeth and gums throughout your life.

For more information regarding dental implants and bone grafting, get in touch with our caring and friendly dental team today on 020 8942 8943.