REGAIN YOUR CONFIDENCE WITH FAR EAST DENTAL’S BONE GRAFT AND REGENERATION PROCEDURES
If you have been told you need a bone graft, it may sound daunting.
However, with today’s technology and techniques, bone grafting and regeneration is often successful.
Here we will explain what a bone graft is, why you may need one, and how the procedure is performed. With this information, you can feel confident in making decisions about your dental care.
WHAT IS BONE GRAFTING AND WHY MIGHT YOU NEED IT?
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that replaces missing bone or repairs damaged bones. It involves taking a portion of the existing bone from another part of your body or using donor tissue to rebuild or regenerate the area in need. Bone grafting may be necessary when you have lost teeth due to decay, trauma, or gum disease and need to replace the bone to support a dental implant. It can also be used to repair bone defects caused by trauma or infection.
TYPES OF BONE GRAFTING PROCEDURES
There are several types of bone grafting procedures, each designed to work different parts of the body.
– Autograft: Autograft procedure involves obtaining bone from one’s own body and transferring it to the recipient area
Regardless of the type chosen for your case, our experienced dental surgeon will ensure you’re taken care of and provided with everything necessary for a successful operation.
HOW TO PREPARE FOR A BONE GRAFT PROCEDURE?
Before having a bone graft procedure, our dental surgeon will explain the entire process. Depending on the type of surgery you are having, you may be required to get certain tests done, such as a CT scan or X-rays. You should also make sure to follow any instructions given by your surgeon regarding diet, medication, or lifestyle modifications to ensure you are as healthy and strong as possible for the procedure.
THE RECOVERY PROCESS AFTER A BONE GRAFT PROCEDURE
After a bone graft procedure, it is important to follow your doctor’s instructions in order to ensure a successful recovery. You will likely be given medication to help manage the pain, as well as antibiotics to reduce the chances of infection.
RISKS AND COMPLICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH BONE GRAFTING SURGERY
Although bone grafting surgery is generally a safe and effective procedure, there are still certain risks and complications that should be considered. These can include infection, nerve damage, and scarring. Additionally, there is a chance that the graft will not properly integrate with the existing bone, or that it may not be as strong or stable as desired.
It is important to discuss any potential risks with our dental surgeon before undergoing the procedure so that you can make an informed decision. Our dental surgeon can also provide you with information on what to expect during the recovery process and how to care for yourself after the surgery.
The team here at Far East Dental is dedicated to providing you with the best possible care and treatment for your bone grafting procedure.