Where does the bone come from?
Most dentists use synthetic bone tissue for convenience and speed which contains surgical grade resins, calcium phosphate and hydroxyapatite.
Another option is autograft bone, meaning borrowed from another part of your body, from donor sites such as the nasal spine, the maxillary tuberosity or the body of the mandible. This comes in the form of block grafting or particular grafting.
Xenograft bone comes from animals, such as sheep or pigs. Tedious methods of extraction of minerals and sterilisation are followed before the final product is ready for use.
A sinus lift surgery may also be performed, to increase the bone mass of the upper part of the jaw.
Our experienced dentists also use stem cell technology which involves taking stem cells, growth factors (GFs) and platelets from a patient’s blood which also helps regenerate the bone. We can also use serum from the blood to clean wounds and cover the surgical site to promote healing. this last method is used in surgical wisdom extraction and implant dentistry.
Where does bone grafting in Campbelltown take place?
In most cases, it can be carried out chairside using a local anaesthetic and if combined with sedation it may make the process more comfortable for patients.
A small incision will be made in the gum to gain access to the bone that will be receiving the bone graft, sometimes referred to as tunneling technique.
You may feel a little sore, but this can usually be managed by over-the-counter painkillers. Over the next few months, your body will grow bone to replace the graft and reverse the decline in the bone quantity that you had. This will be checked by using a 3D bone scan prior to implant placement and plan the dimensions of the recipient site.
If you need a bone graft in Campbelltown, then we can help. Our advanced technologies encourage bone to regenerate quicker and patients to heal quicker.