Bone Grafts

Bone grafting is the replacement or augmentation of the portion of the jaw bone that anchors the teeth. It’s a surgical procedure that’s often done to reverse the loss or resorption of bone that may have occurred due to tooth loss, trauma, or disease, and to rebuild the bone structure beneath the gums in preparation for the placement of dental implants or other tooth replacements.

 

 Bone Grafting for Periodontal defect

Your jawbone is what supports your teeth and gums. Unfortunately, severe periodontal infection dissolves parts of your jawbone. This bone loss can eventually lead to the loss of your teeth. The first step of treatment is to control the periodontal bacteria, which significantly slows the bone loss. Next,  Dr Kiel repairs the damage that has occurred. In many cases, various bone grafting techniques can be used to re-grow some of the bone that was lost.

 

 

 

Bone grafts with extractions

The tooth is extracted with great care leaving as much socket bone intact as possible. After the tooth has been extracted, the socket is gently but thoroughly cleaned and debrided. A specially prepared particulate bone graft is inserted into the socket and retained in place with a with a small collagen membrane.  which is sutured over the socket. The collagen membrane dissolves by itself a week or two later, the sutures are taken out in two to three weeks. The site is reevaluated for implant placement 3-4 months after grafting; if sufficient bone is present the patient is ready to be scheduled for implant surgery.

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