To place a bone graft we first make sure the area is completely numb and then we gently separate the gums from the bone or tooth, if the tooth is present in the graft sight will use a process called root planning to remove all the plaque or tarter from the root surfaces of the tooth this ensures that the area is free of harmful bacteria we then sculpt the surrounding bone to the desire shape and place the grafting material into the bony direct. We may use bone from several sources for your graft, your own natural bone, bone tissue from another source or artificial bone. After the graft is placed your gum are then repositioned over the graft site and several sutures are placed, over the course of three or nine months your body works to repair the grafted site growing new soft tissue and bone. This new bone growth straightens the area by connecting your existing bone with bone material we placed during the procedure. Sometimes will take another step called guided tissue regeneration in this procedure a special membrane is placed over the graft site to prevent unwanted tissue to grow into the graft site and to enhanced bone growth.
Bone graft has many benefits:
- Replace lost or missing bone
- Fills in pockets of bone loss
- Stimulates new bone and soft tissue growth
Though your body can’t normally grow new bone on its own, new techniques and advance bone grafting technology allows us to stimulate the re growth of lost tissue, straightens your tooth attachment or fill in pockets made of a periodontal disease.