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Bone Grafting
Madison, WI

 A woman reviewing her xray with a dentist at Madison Oral Surgery & Dental Implants in Madison WI 53713 There are over 40 million Americans who are missing all of their teeth and 178 million Americans who are missing at least one tooth. At Madison Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, we can perform oral surgery, like dental implants, to restore your teeth.

However, dental implants require a strong and healthy jawbone to be successful. If your jawbone has lost its density, there is a possibility that you will require bone grafting surgery.

Why is Bone Grafting Necessary for Dental Implants?

Your tooth is positioned in a socket that is located on the alveolar ridge, a bony ridge in your jaw. Once a tooth is lost, the purpose of the socket is lost and the alveolar bone around it will quickly start to be reabsorbed by the body.

The resorption process is very quick and you can lose about 40 percent to 60 percent of the alveolar bone in the surrounding area within the time of six weeks to one year. As a result, your jawbone density will become low and it will not be able to effectively support your dental implant.

To prevent bone atrophy and preserve the tooth socket, it is important that bone grafting procedures are done.
Situations, where bone grafting is needed, include:
•  A bony defect caused by a tooth injury or infection, such as what happens when a tooth root gets abscessed.
•  To recover bone loss due to peri-implantitis.
•  For the vertical and horizontal augmentation of the jaws.

Types of Bone Grafting Material

There are several different sources from where we can acquire a bone graft to augment your jaw. The type of material used depends on the location of the bone loss and its extent.
•  Autogenous graft: This is the bone graft material that has been harvested from your own bone, like the hip bone, shin, and chin bones.
•  Allograft: The bones are harvested from another compatible human or cadaver.
•  Xenograft: The bones are harvested from an animal source, like cow or pig bones.
•  Alloplast: The bones are made from a synthetic calcium-based material in the lab.

The creation, planning, and implementation of the bone graft need to be impeccable; if not, there is a high chance the graft will dissolve into your body, will not fuse with the jawbone, or will result in fibrous tissues that are too weak to support an implant.
Depending on the condition of your jaw, it can take three to six months for the bone graft to effectively augment your jawbone.

Bone Grafting Post-Care

Once and perform a bone grafting procedure on you, you will be given specific dietary instructions and advised to follow an oral care regimen. During the time for the bone to grow sufficiently, you will not be allowed to eat hard foods.

Additionally, like post-surgery dental implant care, you will also have to quit habits like smoking since it interferes with the bone grafting procedure and produces fibrous tissues.

If you are in any pain or discomfort, we will prescribe you medication to manage it and prevent infection.
After the bone grafting procedure is performed on you, we will give you specific oral care and dietary instructions. During the time it takes for your bone to build up sufficiently, you are not allowed to eat certain foods, like hard foods. Bad habits like smoking can also result in the failure of the bone grafting procedure. We will also prescribe you medication to manage pain and prevent infection.

If you are interested in getting a dental implant, call us today at (608) 960-7650 and set an appointment date with us. and will determine the health of your jaw and decide if your jawbone density needs to be improved.

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(608) 960-7650


2921 Landmark Place
Madison, WI 53713

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If your jawbone has lost its density, there is a possibility that you will require a bone grafting surgery. Call Madison Oral Surgery & Dental Implants!
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