A dental bone graft is a procedure in which bone tissue is transplanted into your jaw to provide additional support if your jaw lacks sufficient bone structure. The bone tissue can be taken from your existing bone in your body or elsewhere. There are many bone graft types we will discuss later.
Oral bone graft is sometimes a necessary procedure before dental implants. Especially if the surrounding bone density in your jaw can't support the dental implant posts.
Usually, the bone graft surgery will take 60 - 90 minutes.
Potential side effects include:
After the bone graft surgery, you will have a gauze pack in your mouth around the incision. Your doctor will give you instructions on how to change the dressing after 24 hours. And they will prescribe antibiotics and medication to manage the pain.
To prevent blood from accumulating around the incision, you will need to sleep with your head elevated slightly to the top for the first 2 nights. And during the first few days of recovery, avoid hot liquids, hard solid food, and physical activities that might harm the incision spot.
After the first week, you will experience a mild discomfort and notice improvements. You will need a few months before your jaw feels full recovery and proceed to undergo dental implants.
Composite bone grafts have a 99.6% survival rate and 66.06% success rate.
There are several ways dental bone grafting can be done, but the basic procedure is the same, the dentist will make an incision in the jaw and grafts (attaches) other bone material to the jaw.
A dental bone graft is usually done if someone has lost one or more adult teeth or has gum disease. Both of these conditions can cause bone loss in the jaw.
The preferred approach for dental bone grafting is to use your own bone from the hip, tibia, or back of the jaw. This is known as an autograft.
Autografts are usually the standard since they increase bone support in the jaw and promote faster healing and new bone formation.
There are four common sources of bone graft in dental procedures:
We will plan and arrange the procedure to suit your personal preferences and match you with the best dentist available in Turkey. There are a few primary steps involved in this procedure:
Here are the primary stages of the surgery:
You will have an online consultation with your dentist. At this stage, our specialist will try to know if you're a suitable candidate for the procedure.
Your health history, allergies, medications you use, your ideas about the process, and your expectations from treatment are the most important data to determine the most appropriate treatment for you at this stage.
You'll receive anesthesia before the procedure, and your vital signs will be monitored. Your surgeon will incise the gum to separate it from the bone where the graft is placed. The dental technician will clean the affected area.
The surgeon will place the bone material between two sections of bone that need to grow together. The bone graft is secured with a dissolvable adhesive material or membrane or with special screws. The incision is then sewn up to begin healing.
How to speed up bone graft healing?
You need to maintain oral hygiene, use a standard toothbrush and avoid electrical brushes as they may hurt the treated area. Use mouthwash or saltwater to prevent any bacterial buildup. Stay hydrated, eat well, and most importantly, follow your doctor's instructions.
What can I eat after bone graft surgery?
Your doctor will instruct you to follow a specific eating diet after the bone graft surgery. You will be eating a soft diet; you will eat foods like soup, puree, and smoothies until your doctor allows you to eat solid food.
Is Bone Graft Surgery abroad affordable?
Yes, the procedure will be more affordable abroad and cost less in popular medical tourism locations like Turkey. But some factors affect the bone graft surgery cost, like the clinic's location, the surgeon's experience, and the technique used.
Our team will dedicate their effort and time to help you choose the clinic best for you. Our goal is not just to find ‘a doctor’ for you, but to find ‘the right doctor’.