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Bone graft surgery is a type of procedure used to replace missing bone and repair complex bone fractures. Complex bone fractures can sometimes be very problematic as they can lead to complications or they might not heal properly. Although the patient’s bone can usually regenerate itself completely, in some cases bone graft surgery is necessary in order to provide the bone with enough support to do so. Dental bone graft surgery is one of the most common types of bone grafting procedures. Most patients require dental bone graft surgery before having a dental implant. The procedure ensures that the implant will have a stable base, ensuring its strength and ability to withstand pressure from chewing.

There are three main types of dental bone graft surgery:

● Autologous graft procedure – with this type of surgery, the bone graft is harvested from the patient’s body. The chin or back of the lower jaw can be used for this purpose. If these sites do not provide enough grafting material, the hip bone may be used.
● Allograft procedure – this type of procedure uses a cadaveric bone graft which is properly cleaned and treated before being implanted. Grafting material can also be harvested from cows.
● Synthetic graft procedure – biocompatible materials are used for the bone graft surgery. These materials have similar properties to the patient’s natural bone and offer the same strength and support.

Bone Graft Candidates

Dental bone graft surgery is recommended for patients with bone loss in one or more areas. The procedure is usually performed in cases where the patient’s bone structure from underneath the gum tissue is not able to support an implant. The bone can be shorter or thinner due to various reasons, including:

● Gum disease or periodontal disease
● Trauma
● Dental cavities and infection
● Genetic reasons
● Previous dental procedures
● Tooth loss

Am I Suitable for Bone Graft?

Dental bone graft surgery is not recommended for patients with an active infection near the surgery site.

Preparing for Bone Graft

Patients need to avoid smoking for at least a month before the dental bone graft surgery is set to begin. X-rays will be necessary in order to assess the patient’s bone in the area requiring treatment. CT scans may also be required, depending on the type of graft used.

How is Bone Graft Performed?

Local anaesthesia is first administered to the patient, in the recipient area. An incision is created into the patient’s gum and the dentist will assess the patient’s bone tissue. The dentist and patient will then decide on which type of graft to use. This depends on the amount of bone loss the patient suffers from. If the graft is harvested from the chin area, an incision is created below the front teeth. The patient’s bone is harvested and replaced with synthetic materials. The area where the bone is harvested is covered in a membrane to help it heal properly and then the incision is closed with stitches.

The harvested bone is then shaped and planted in the area with bone loss. Titanium screws are often used to keep it in place. Bone graft materials or bone marrow can also be applied in the area in order to facilitate healing. A membrane is then placed over the newly planted graft and the incision is closed.

Bone Graft Summary

Anesthesia

Local anesthetic

Hospital Stay

Overnight stay is not required

Number of Trips Abroad

1 trip

Back to Sports

2 weeks

Duration of Operation

1 to 3 hours

Minimum Stay

3 to 5 days

Back to Work

2 days

Bone Graft Recovery

The dental bone graft recovery period is very important. It can take between 6 to 9 months for the bone to heal properly. Antibiotics are usually administered after the procedure. The dentist may suggest a temporary removable dental bridge to help protect the graft area from any pressure.

Bone Graft Risks and Complications

Dental bone graft surgery complications can include one or more of the following:

● Bleeding
● Infection
● Graft rejection or failure
● Nerve injury

Bone Graft Side Effects

Dental bone graft surgery side effects can include swelling, pain and bruising around the incision sites. These side effects can be soothed with medications.

Bone Graft Success Rates

The average dental bone graft surgery success rate is around 95%.

Before and After Bone Graft

Once the recovery period is over, the new grafted bone will be as strong as the patient’s natural bone. After the bone has fully healed, the titanium screws are removed and the patient may undergo a dental implant procedure.

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Bone Graft Cost

Average Bone Graft costs are € 374, based on Bone Graft prices from 20 clinics. Cheapest Bone Graft cost is € 120 where Bone Graft prices can go up to € 900.

Bone Graft prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, Bone Graft in Turkey is a popular option where Bone Graft costs as low as € 120. You can also find Bone Graft clinics in Spain starting from € 280. Bone Graft in Hungary is another popular option where prices start from € 163.

Please note that the Bone Graft prices listed on FlyMedi are the average price for Bone Graft procedures. Clinics may ask you to provide them with specific information about your medical condition in order to provide you a detailed cost estimate for Bone Graft procedures. To receive a personalized Bone Graft quote, please click HERE.

Bone Graft FAQ

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When can I resume sports?

You may resume intense physical activities in around 1-2 weeks.

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How long before I can resume work?

You can resume work in a day or two after the dental bone graft surgery.

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Is a cadaver allograft safe?

Yes, the bone material is checked for any disease and cleaned before being implanted.