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.
Our experienced dental team at Westbury Dental Care & Implant Centre has been providing dental bone grafting treatments for a number of years now and with our wealth of experience, we know exactly what to look for when identifying the ideal candidate for bone grafting.
Bone grafting is the ideal procedure for patients that have missing teeth but don’t currently have a strong enough foundation within their mouths for implants to be successfully fitted. If there isn’t enough bone, it’s likely that bone grafting will be required before dental implants can be considered. And this is a lot more common than you think with a recent survey showing that out of 800 people that received implants, over half of them needed bone grafting first. You also may be the ideal candidate for bone grafting if you have recently suffered with tooth loss or gum disease. As a result of tooth loss and/or gum disease, you are likely to have had a reduction in bone density and gum tissue which can present a whole host of long-term dental complications.
In the days and weeks leading up to dental bone grafting, our dental team will make it very clear on preparation. The good news is that you don’t have to do that much to prepare but there are some key points that you can implement to make sure the procedure goes as well as it possibly can. We highly recommend that you check with your doctors and dental team regarding medications currently taken. Following the bone grafting procedure, you may experience discomfort, so wherever possible, we always recommend arranging a lift from a family member or friend just to be on the safe side.
After the procedure of bone grafting, you may be in some sort of discomfort but our dental team at Westbury Dental Care and Implant Centre make sure that you are sent away from our practice with all the necessary instructions and after-care support that you’ll require. It’s particularly important to take care of your dental health 24 hours after the procedure by applying an ice pack to help reduce pain or swelling, as well as restricting yourself to eating soft foods for the first few days. Furthermore, it’s likely that we will prescribe you with antibiotics after the procedure to help prevent potential infections.
- Bone grafting can be a foundation for a more youthful appearance will give you a confidence boost
- They can provide comfort and security of dental implant placements.
- They can assist in dental implant treatment for natural looking, securely fixed, permanent replacement teeth that will change your life; allowing you to ultimately smile, eat, talk and live your life with confidence.
- An excellent long-term investment for your overall wellbeing and health.
At Westbury Dental Care and Implant centre, for bone grafting treatment we only use a synthetic graft called EthOss®. By working with the EthOss® grafting material, we are able to help patients with their treatment plans by growing lost bone back quicker than alternative options. Added to this, there are are grafting materials or particles left behind.
The EthOss® grafting material works with the body, upregulating the host healing response to regenerate the oral bone lost. As a biocompatible material, EthOss® is designed to work with your body’s natural healing processes.
EthOss® is a material used in the bone grafting procedure. It is a 100% synthetic product made without any human or animal bone. EthOss® bone grafting encourages rapid bone regrowth; it is completely absorbed as it is replaced with the new regenerated healthy bone. This fast regrowth performance will help speed up the entire implant treatment plan. We have also learned from customer feedback, that suggests that it also helps to reduce the pain and swelling following the oral grafting procedure.
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.