One of the most serious consequences of missing teeth is bone loss in the jaw. The process begins when a tooth is lost and the natural stimulation for bone growth that is created by the chewing forces of the teeth no longer occurs. The width of the bone in such cases can reduce by 25 percent in the first 12 months alone. People with missing teeth looking to have dental implants will also be required to undergo a dental bone graft to provide the implant proper support in the jaw.
Your mouth can be affected by several ways with progressive bone loss. It can decrease the gum tissue in the mouth limiting your choices for tooth replacement. Your facial appearance will be altered when you lose more teeth when the distance between the nose and the chain shortens the years pass by.
Thankfully excessive bone loss is not inevitable if you lose a tooth. Bone grafting treatments can be provided by dentists with materials that can stimulate the growth of new bone in place of the missing tooth. If the bone grafting is completed immediately after extracting a tooth the grafting can prevent bone loss making it possible for the patient to become a candidate for future dental implants.
Dentistry in Oshawa, ON L1K 1B7, derives material for the bone graft from four possible sources. These include the patient, a human donor, and animal or synthetic animals. The source will be used after the dentist considers the patient’s unique situation and determines which is the best for him or her.
The graft assumes the responsibility of being a platform for the bone nearby to grow until the new bone eventually replaces the graft material. The material of the graft is made from calcium, phosphorus, and hydroxyapatite. Dentists may also satisfy the elements with collagen membranes for the regeneration or use of other synthetic material and biologically active molecules in the body to promote healing. Eventually, the materials will be absorbed by the body.
The bone grafting procedures cannot be considered similar to each other because the particular approach adopted by the dentist will depend on the location of the mouth, the amount of bone loss is the bone graft being conducted immediately after tooth extraction, and whether sufficient time has elapsed since tooth loss.
When a tooth is extracted the dentist may use an option to fill the site bone grafting materials immediately after removing the tooth before stitching that gum in place. The immediate grafting prevents bone loss during the healing process and can facilitate dental implant procedures in the future. When the grafting needs to be conducted in a place where sufficient time has passed by since the loss of tooth the dentist will need to make an incision in the gums to expose the bone, place and secure the graft and close the incision for healing. These procedures are usually performed by administering local anesthesia.
People needing a bone graft in the back of the upper jaw where the insufficient bone is available vertically the surgeon conducting the dental implant and bone grafting in Oshawa, ON, may utilize the cavity of the sinus just above as a site for the grafting. The sinus will be accessible through the future implant site or laterally from the cheek side wall of the sinus. Several types of bone grafting procedures exist for saving teeth affected by periodontal disease or to repair traumatic injuries all of which will have similar post-operative needs.
Patients may experience some discomfort after a bone grafting procedure. The discomfort can easily be managed by anti-inflammatory nonsteroidal medications like ibuprofen. The dentists may also prescribe antibiotics as a precautionary measure.
Apart from halting progressive bone loss in a patient the grafting also becomes one of the best choices for tooth implants available in cosmetic dentistry. Dental implants have increasingly become popular since they were introduced three decades ago. They provide a lifelike experience for the patient, are durable, and are applicable with several other tooth replacement options. However dental implants need a minimum amount of bone at the site for proper anchorage. Adequate bone ensures the success of the implant and the eventual placement of the Crown will function properly and appear natural. The unique composition of the implant also provides additional benefits for bone health. The titanium post inserted into the jawbone integrates with the bone tissue to encourage continued bone growth in the area.