In some scenarios before a patient can even qualify for dental implants, they may need to have a bone graft, to ensure there is a sufficient quantity of good quality bone for the implants to bond with.
Hereford Dental & Implant Clinic’s highly skilled and trained dental team can carry out an x-ray and CT scan to assess the quantity/quality of the patient’s available bone, to ensure we offer the patient the best course of dental treatment for them.
If the results show insufficient bone, an appointment will be arranged and the dentist will perform a bone graft procedure, using bone from another area of the patient’s mouth or we will use artificial bone.
What does the procedure entail?
- The procedure will be carried out under IV sedation for patient comfort
- The required bone block will be harvested from a donor site in the mouth
- The bone block will be securely fixed at the required site
- The operated areas will be closed and allowed to heal
Once the procedure has been completed, the patient will have slight discomfort in the donor and grafted sites, in which pain killers can be taken for the slight discomfort.
What causes bone loss?
- Prolonged denture wear
- Missing teeth
- Periodontal gum disease
- Ageing process
- Traumatic extraction/tooth loss
Do I need a bone graft?
If you have any of the above factors, you may need a bone graft before you could qualify to have a dental implant. Our highly trained dental team at Hereford Dental & Implant Clinic are dedicated to all patients, providing the highest levels of patient care and customer service, ensuring that each and every patient are happy with their dental health, treatment and overall experience. Book your free consultation today and see which options are available to you.