Patients considering dental implants need sufficient jawbone to anchor and support the implant. However, if you have insufficient jawbone, as determined by a reputable dental surgeon, you can opt for our bone grafting in Corona procedure to encourage bone regeneration. Bone grafts are a routine procedure to build a solid foundation for implants, ensuring their long-term success.
The Need for Bone Grafting
Bone grafting is usually necessary to encourage jawbone regeneration at the site of the missing teeth. Implants are titanium screws attached to the jawbone underneath the missing teeth — they serve as replacements for their root structures. When implants are placed, your jawbone heals around the implants to make them a firm part of your dental anatomy.
However, bone tissues need constant stimulation for growth. If you don’t get an implant soon after losing your tooth, the underlying jawbone will eventually start disintegrating due to a lack of stimulus. If significant time has elapsed after losing your tooth, you won’t have sufficient jawbone to support the desired implant, thereby requiring a bone grafting procedure.
The following are other possible reasons we would recommend bone grafting in Corona:
- Periodontal disease
- Developmental defects
- Dental injuries and trauma
- Long-term use of dentures
The Bone Grafting Procedure
- Anesthesia: Dr. Huston numbs the bone grafting donor site and the recipient site using local anesthesia to ensure a comfortable experience.
- Harvesting: If the bone tissues are taken from the chin, a small incision is made below the lower front teeth to extract a block of bone from the chin. After the bone tissue is drawn, the incision is sutured.
- Grafting: A small incision is made at the recipient site where the bone grafting material has to be placed. The grafting materials are anchored in place, and the membrane over the graft is closed with sutures.
- Recovery: You can return home and follow the dentist’s post-treatment recovery guidelines. The bone regeneration process will take 6 to 9 months, following which you can get implants.