Dental Implants & Bone Grafts
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What is Bone Grafting?
The goal of dental bone grafting is to regenerate, and repair lost jaw bone. To increase the success rate, we may also combine this bone with patient’s bone.
Dental Implants and Bone Augmentation: How does it work?
By using bone augmentation, we will be able to build enough bone in your jaw to insert the implant safely. This process is added to implant surgery.
From your consultation, we will put together a bespoke treatment plan for your dental implant treatment.
The bone graft is then covered with a protective barrier known as a membrane to help heal.
Combining Grafting and Implants
Bone grafting may be carried out at the same time as dental implant placement for the more simple, straightforward cases, or it may be carried out as a separate surgery from the implant placement if the bone defect is substantial.
Bone Grafting Starts From £650
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Bone Grafting: Aftercare
Following your dental implant procedure, it may be the case that your jaw needs time to heal. You can take several steps to look after your mouth during the healing period.
Following your procedure, we will provide you with specific instructions for taking care of your mouth. It is critical that you follow these instructions carefully to ensure proper healing.
During the first 24 hours following the procedure, it is important to refrain from vigorous physical activity in order to minimise bleeding and discomfort from the treated site.
In the first few days following the procedure, it is important to eat soft, easy-to-chew foods in order to limit discomfort, as hard foods are likely to traumatise the gum in the treated area.
To alleviate any discomfort after a dental procedure, we will prescribe a course of antibiotics that you must complete as advised and will provide you with medication for pain relief. You must take the medication as prescribed by us.
Maintain gentle brushing and general cleaning of the mouth: Brushing and interdental cleaning are both very important for your general oral health but be careful not to damage the treated site. Your dentist may recommend using an extra-soft toothbrush to prevent damage.
It is essential to avoid smoking following your implant surgery, as smoking interferes with the healing process and increases the risk of infection.
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Bone Grafting FAQ
After your successful implant and bone grafting procedure, it is common to experience mild soreness for a few days following treatment. This should not alarm you as it is a very normal thing. Luckily, there are some proven ways to make the soreness and discomfort manageable once you leave the clinic. The best way to
manage pain following your treatment is to take painkillers at the recommended dosage and intervals for the first one-to-two days. If the pain is unbearable or still persists after a few days, contact us and we will be glad to assist you.
Not all implant procedures require bone grafting, however in cases where the bone volume available is insufficient to support and protect the dental implant, we would highly recommend this procedure.
This is completely dependent on the amount of bone grafting required. In cases where a very minimal amount of grafting is required, the procedure can be completed in as little as 20 minutes. In cases where a significant amount of the bone volume is absent, the procedure of bone augmentation can take longer, whereas there are some cases where an entire surgical procedure can be dedicated to rebuilding the lost bone.
For the first few days after surgery, it is strongly advised that you take it easy, as anything too strenuous can lead to bleeding. You are likely to require anything from 5 to 10 days of recuperation as this is the average amount of time it takes for the initial symptoms to settle down.
It is essential that you AVOID physically touching the wound with your fingers, tissues, handkerchief etc, as this can increase the risk of a post-operative infection developing. For the first 24-48 hours, AVOID hot liquids, hot food, hot baths and doing anything too strenuous, as bleeding may start again. For the first 24 hours, do NOT rinse your mouth out as this may cause bleeding which may subsequently delay healing. It is ok to spit out and drink non-alcoholic drinks. For the first 3 days, we STRONGLY advise you to refrain from drinking alcohol. For the first 4 weeks, do NOT smoke, as smoking has been shown to significantly increase the risk of delayed healing, thus increasing the risk of your implant failing. During the first week, AVOID eating solid or even soft foods. ONLY consume liquid food in order to avoid food particles inadvertently contaminating the surgery site. During the second week, you may add semi-liquid, mashed food to your diet. If you have some natural teeth and eating is not a problem, you may also eat soft foods (I.e. nothing crunchy or hard). For the first 4 months following surgery, eat a somewhat modified diet. ‘Modified’ means fish, pasta, rice and other soft food. Nothing crunchy or hard.
Although this varies from patient to patient, generally speaking it can take a minimum of 3-6 months for your dental implants and bone graft to properly heal.