Bone Grafts

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Bone Grafts

As your Markham dentist, we perform bone graft surgery to heal the causes of bone defects and bone tissue loss.

Tooth loss, gum disease and injury are among the main causes for bone defects or bone tissue loss. Over time this can have negative implications on your overall oral health and the stability of the rest of your teeth. Bone grafts can be an easy and quick solution for your problem. At Greensborough Dental, your Markham dentist performs bone grafts, a procedure aimed at enhancing the support around failing teeth, or more commonly to prepare your jawbone to accept dental implants.

Dental Implants require a certain amount of bone tissue around it to heal properly and be firmly supported and anchored in place. In some cases, where the patient is lacking jawbone volume, a bone graft has to be performed before the implant can be placed. Bone graft surgery involves the placement of bone, or bone-like material to the area that’s lacking tissue. There are different types of bone that can be used for grafting:

  • Autograft: bone used from patient’s own body
  • Allogrft: bone from a genetically similar organism
  • Xenograft: bone from a genetically dissimilar organism
  • Synthetic: a synthetic biocompatible material

Generally speaking, bone grafting is a minor dental surgery that only takes minutes (occasionally, in severe cases it may take up to an hour) and patients can resume their daily activities right after it. Although it is a small procedure, which only requires local anaesthesia, we understand if you’re too nervous or afraid. For patients with extreme anxiety we do offer sedation dentistry to make you feel more relaxed and comfortable.

 

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