Types of Bone Grafts
The bone graft procedure involves replacing or augmenting missing bone in areas where teeth have been lost, and may be necessary before undergoing a dental implant procedure. Dr. Yalda may perform an autogenous, allograft, or xenograft bone graft depending on how much bone needs to be restored. A ridge augmentation, ridge preservation, or sinus lift can be performed to restore lost bone in specific areas.
Undergoing a Bone Grafting Procedure
The bone graft is typically performed under local anesthesia so that we can numb the site where bone needs to be modified. Dr. Yalda will make an incision in the gums around the area where the bone will be augmented and then expose bone tissue for grafting. Bone can be removed from the chin, or harvested from another source, and then anchored in place to the jaw using small titanium screws. All incisions are closed with stitches.