Horizon Oral Surgery
WHAT IS BONE GRAFTING?
Chances are if you are missing a tooth and are interested in getting a dental implant, you were recommended to have bone grafting. But what does it mean to have a bone graft?
When teeth are congenitally missing or have been lost, the supporting tissues (bone and gum) will shrink overtime. Bone grafting is the process of encouraging your body to grow new bone. This is a very delicate procedure and there are a variety of different ways to rebuild the lost bone.
TYPES OF BONE GRAFTING MATERIAL:
Bone donated from a human source (disinfected and sterilized)
Bone donated from a bovine or porcine (disinfected and sterilized)
Synthetic bone made in the lab
Your own bone harvested from one site and used in the mouth
Dr. Ebrahimi prefers to use your own bone or bone donated from a human source as they have the highest degree of regenerating viable bone.
TYPES OF BONE GRAFTING SURGERY:
After tooth extraction, the empty socket is filled with bone grafting material to preserve the bone in the site for tooth replacement in the future. This procedure aims to minimize bone loss normally associated with a tooth extraction.
Involves filling the site of an extracted tooth, however, bone loss has already occurred in this case as the extraction was done months or years before. This type of bone grafting is often more involved than socket grafting.
The sinuses are air-filled spaces in the upper jaw above the back teeth. After teeth are extracted, this space often grows and causes further bone loss in the upper jaw. If the upper jawbone has receded, we lift the sinus membrane and fill the space underneath it with grafting material to bulk up the bone for implants.
For any type of grafting surgery, we can offer deep sedation anesthesia to ensure your comfort during surgery.
Please contact our clinic at 905-553-6725, to discuss your options regarding bone grafting.