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Preparing for implant treatment

If you don’t have sufficient healthy bone in your jaw for implant treatment to be successful, you may require a bone graft procedure.

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Why would I need a bone graft?

In order to be secure and stable, titanium implants need to fuse and bond to your jawbone and create a solid foundation, a process known as osseointegration. If there is insufficient bone present, your implant is more likely to fail.

There are numerous reasons why you may have bone loss in your jaw and need a graft to improve the area for implant treatment. These include:

  • Traumatic extraction or tooth loss
  • Prolonged wear from ill fitting dentures
  • Naturally occurring loss as you get older
  • Periodontal gum disease
  • Missing teeth causing bone loss
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What does the treatment involve?

At Stourbridge Dental & Implant Clinic, we use innovative digital dentistry to assess the quality and quantity of healthy bone present in your jaw. Digital x-rays and CT scans help us advise you on the best course of implant treatment for your needs, including arranging a bone graft appointment if necessary.

We carry out the bone graft treatment under IV sedation to ensure your comfort. The required bone is harvested from a donor site in your mouth and securely fixed at the site of the graft. We then close the operated areas and allow your mouth to heal.

Due to the nature of the bone graft, you will feel some slight discomfort from both the donor site and grafted area following treatment. This is completely normal and can be alleviated with painkillers.

When your bone graft has healed, we are able to continue your implant treatment, accurately planning and placing the dental implants to transform your smile.

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