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Tooth Exam

Bone Grafting

What is Bone Grafting?

Bone grafting is a surgical procedure in dentistry that involves adding bone material to the jawbone to enhance its structure and volume. This technique is commonly used to address issues like bone loss resulting from tooth extraction, periodontal disease, or trauma. During the procedure, Dr. Klein places bone graft material at the deficient site, stimulating the natural bone regeneration process. The bone graft can be sourced from the patient's own body, a donor, animal sources, or synthetic materials. Over time, the grafted material integrates with the existing bone, providing a solid foundation for dental implants, improving the aesthetics of the smile, and restoring proper function to the jaw. Bone grafting is a valuable technique in various dental procedures, especially for those seeking dental implants in areas with insufficient natural bone structure.

What happens after Bone Grafting?

After a bone grafting procedure, immediate post-operative care involves managing swelling and discomfort with prescribed medications. Follow oral hygiene instructions, including gentle brushing, and adhere to a soft or liquid diet to support healing. Activities such as smoking and strenuous physical exertion should be avoided. Attend follow-up appointments to monitor healing progress, and over the next few months, osseointegration occurs as the grafted material integrates with the existing bone. During this period, the jawbone gains strength, preparing the site for subsequent dental procedures, such as dental implant placement. Long-term oral care, including regular check-ups, is essential for maintaining the health of the grafted area and overall oral well-being.

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