Getting Your Jawbone Back to Full Strength
When you lose a tooth, or teeth, the supporting jawbone isn’t stimulated by chewing and biting anymore and, over time, the bone is resorbed. Bone loss can also happen due to periodontal disease. Whatever the cause, as you lose bone, your facial features may start to sag, you can have difficulty chewing and speaking properly, and placing a dental implant can be a challenge. With bone grafting, Dr. Sonia Sahi can rebuild the bone that has been lost to restore your jaw’s strength and stability and preserve your oral health.
Bone Grafts Can Be Used To:
When you have severe periodontitis, the advanced form of gum disease, the infection can destroy the bone, causing teeth to become loose or even fall out. Bone grafting helps to regenerate the supporting bone to hold the teeth in place.
Preserve Bone After Tooth Extractions
After a tooth extraction, the bone and tissue quickly shrink and deteriorate, which can make placing a dental implant difficult. That’s why we commonly perform a socket graft immediately after a tooth is removed. During the simple procedure, we place bone grafting material into the empty socket. This way, if you decide you want a dental implant in the future, you’ll have the option.
Allow for Dental Implants
Dental implants need adequate quality and quantity of bone to support them. Bone grafting can regenerate lost bone, allowing Dr. Sahi to successfully place a dental implant and achieve lasting, stable results.
Benefits of Bone Grafting
Bone grafting helps your body grow new bone. This restores your jaw’s strength and stability and allows for successful dental implant placement.
Appearance a Boost
When you lose bone, you also lose support for your facial features. A bone graft can give you back that support to prevent or reverse facial collapse.
A Win for Your
By helping to restore tooth-supporting bone, a bone graft can prevent further bone loss and related tooth loss, both of which are ideal for your oral health.
Bone grafting is a minor oral surgical procedure that lets you grow bone where you need it. We can use a bone graft to restore lost bone or preserve the bone quality, quantity and contours. This strengthens the jawbone, allows for successful dental implant placement, improves function and provides support for your facial features.
When performing bone grafting in Vancouver, Dr. Sonia Sahi places bone graft material in the area where a tooth was extracted or where bone is deficient. The material acts as a scaffold onto which your body builds new bone. Bone grafting is commonly the first stage of the dental implant process.
It depends on the severity of your case and the type of bone grafting procedure we’re performing. The grafting material can come from your own body or from a human or animal donor after it’s been sterilized and processed in a lab. Synthetic substances can be used too.
At our Vancouver dental studio, we most commonly use allografts, which are made from donated bone particles that have been refined through a sterilization process. The benefit is that allografts don’t require additional surgery to take bone from another area of your body and the material is safe and biocompatible.
The specifics of the procedure will depend on the type of bone grafting technique used. Though the thought of getting a bone graft can be a little intimidating, the procedure is actually quick and straightforward. Placing a bone graft usually only requires local anesthesia. However, we’re licensed and trained in sedation dentistry, so that’s an option if you need it!
During the bone grafting procedure, Dr. Sonia Sahi will make a tiny incision in the gum tissue to access the bone. She’ll add the bone grafting material and cover the graft with a collagen membrane. Over the next several months, your body will replace the bone graft with its own bone.
Getting a bone graft doesn’t hurt. Our Vancouver dentist, Dr. Sahi, will numb you with a local anesthetic, so you won’t feel anything during the procedure. You can opt for sedation as well.
After bone grafting surgery, you will be a little sore. Discomfort is generally mild and only lasts for a day or two. Applying ice to the jaw in the area of the graft and taking an over-the-counter pain reliever will be helpful.
- Dr. Sonia Sahi is experienced in a variety of bone grafting techniques.
- We use the latest dental tech for accurate diagnostics and surgical procedures.
- Our gorgeous dental studio is clean and soothing.
- The Nest team is compassionate, caring and friendly.
- We prioritize safety and have medical-grade HEPA filter air purifiers for surgically clean air, the highest standard of infection control and sterilization, negative pressure isolation and floor-to-ceiling enclosed operatories.
- You’ll find spa-like amenities and perks for comfortable, relaxing visits.
- We accept most insurances and have transparent pricing and flexible financing.
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