Bone grafting is a procedure in which bone is harvested from either a donor site such as the patient’s own bone, or from other bone, to grow bone where there may not be enough. This process is useful for procedures such as implants. Implants need sufficient gum and bone in order to work, and if the patient does not have enough bone due to bone loss, a bone grafting in Trenton is the solution.
Inadequate bone structure usually happens due to missing teeth or gum disease. Injury can also be a reason for the deterioration of bone. During a bone grafting in Trenton, our dentist can obtain bone from a tissue bank or from the patient’s own bone, usually the hip or tibia. Traumatic injury or tumor may require a bone graft. Congenital defects may also play a role. Bone grafting surgery requires a hospital stay and is performed at a hospital in an operating room. Major and minor bone grafting procedures are done when jawbone becomes atrophied or reabsorbed into the gum after a missing tooth.
If the case is severe, and the ridge has been reabsorbed, a grafting procedure may be recommended in order to increase the ridge height or width. Another reason bone grafting may be needed is for a sinus lift. If the sinus wall is too thin, implants cannot be placed. A sinus lift, or graft, allows the dental surgeon to enter the sinus where the upper teeth once were and lift the sinus membrane upward so that donor bone can then be inserted. If the case is severe, and the ridge has been reabsorbed, a bone grafting in Trenton may be recommended in order to increase the ridge height or width. The entire procedure takes anywhere from two to three months or more depending on the number of implants.