Bone grafting to prepare the smile for dental implants
Dr. Tripthi Shetty of Modern Dental Studio in East Brunswick, New Jersey, provides bone augmentation and bone graft surgery for individuals interested in obtaining dental implants. This procedure is especially beneficial for individuals who have lost teeth and need an anchor to support their dentures. It is not uncommon for these patients to lose bone mass, making the placement of a dental implant difficult or impossible. To help patients restore the jawbone, our dentists perform bone graft surgery. The procedure takes several months as it involves allowing time for the graft material to heal and bond with the surrounding tissue.
What are the steps of bone augmentation surgery?
The first step of this process is planning the site which the bone will be extracted from. This is done by taking a CT scan that helps us determine your required bone volume. Once we have decided on your ideal amount, the extraction site will be prepped using local anesthesia. A small incision will be made, and the bone graft material will be harvested. This is then implanted into your jaw to help regenerate new, healthy bone tissue. It can take several months for the implantation site to heal, which means that you may need temporary dentures until proper healing has occurred.
What are the potential complications of this procedure?
As with any surgery, there is always a risk of complications. The most common complication associated with bone augmentation is an infection, but other risks exist, such as inflammation and excessive bleeding that can occur during or after the procedure. Dr. Tripthi Shetty will discuss your medical history before performing this procedure to determine if you are a proper candidate.
How do I learn more about bone graft procedures?
If you are interested in obtaining dental implants, connect with our team at Modern Dental Studio for an evaluation to decide if you are a good fit.
Call (732) 432-0123 to request a visit at the office, conveniently located at 577 Cranbury Road, Suite C-1.