Bone Grafting

Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that involves transplanting bone tissue to repair or rebuild bone in the jaw.
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Bone Grafting

Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that involves transplanting bone tissue to repair or rebuild bone in the jaw.
From £

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Bone Grafting
The facts

The facts about Bone Grafting

What is Bone Grafting?

Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that involves transplanting bone tissue to repair or rebuild bone in the jaw. This is often necessary when there is insufficient bone mass to support dental implants, due to bone loss from tooth extraction, periodontal disease, or trauma. The grafted bone helps create a stable foundation for dental implants, ensuring their longevity and functionality.

Benefits of Bone Grafting

Improved Stability for Implants

Foundation: Provides a stable and robust foundation for dental implants, increasing their success rate and longevity.

Enhanced Support: Ensures that implants are securely anchored, preventing loosening and failure.

Restored Facial Structure

Aesthetics: Helps restore natural facial contours that may have been lost due to bone resorption.

Functionality: Improves overall oral function, including chewing and speaking, by restoring necessary bone structure.

Increased Treatment Options

Versatility: Enables patients with insufficient bone mass to receive dental implants and other restorative treatments that would otherwise be impossible.

Types of Bone Grafts

Autografts

  • Source: Bone is taken from the jaw.
  • Advantages: High compatibility and no risk of immune rejection, as it is the patient's own tissue.
  • Disadvantages: May require a longer recovery time and possible discomfort.

Allografts

  • Source: Bone is sourced from a human donor, typically a cadaver, and is processed to ensure it is safe for transplantation.
  • Advantages: No need for a second surgical site, reducing patient discomfort.
  • Disadvantages: Slightly higher risk of immune rejection, although still generally very safe and effective.

Xenografts

  • Source: Bone is taken from an animal, usually a cow, and processed for human use.
  • Advantages: Readily available and avoids the need for harvesting bone from the patient.
  • Disadvantages: Higher risk of immune response and slower integration with the patient's natural bone.

Alloplasts

  • Source: Synthetic materials, such as biocompatible ceramics, are used to stimulate bone growth.
  • Advantages: No risk of disease transmission and consistent quality.
  • Disadvantages: May not integrate as naturally or quickly as natural bone tissue.

Bone Grafting Treatment Process

Initial Consultation and Assessment

Evaluation: The dentist or oral surgeon performs a comprehensive examination, including X-rays or CT scans, to assess the quality and quantity of the existing bone.

Treatment Plan: A personalized treatment plan is developed based on the patient's specific needs and the type of graft material to be used.

Grafting Procedure

Anesthesia: The procedure is usually performed under local anesthesia, with sedation options available for increased patient comfort.

Graft Placement: The chosen graft material is carefully placed into the area needing additional bone. It may be secured with small screws or other fixation devices to ensure stability.

Suturing: The surgical site is closed with stitches, and a protective dressing may be applied.

Healing and Integration

Healing Period: The grafted bone requires time to heal and integrate with the existing bone, a process called osseointegration. This period typically lasts several months.

Monitoring: Regular follow-up visits are essential to monitor the healing process and ensure proper integration of the graft.

Dental Implant Placement

Post-Healing: Once the graft has fully integrated and sufficient bone mass is present, dental implants can be placed in the restored area.

Bone grafting is a critical procedure for patients seeking dental implants but lacking sufficient jawbone density. By understanding the different types of bone grafts and the steps involved in the process, patients can make informed decisions about their treatment. If you require bone grafting, consult with your dental professional to develop a personalised treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and goals.

Typical procedures

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Suzanna had a complex, dental implant procedure with a UK dentist in 2019. Sadly, her experience was traumatic and the result she was promised fell dramatically short of her expectations. She decided to visit Zental Dental Barnet in London and met with the highly skilled and dedicated team of Dr Ihsaan Al-Hadad. Suzanna shares her brave story and explains why she continues to Trust in Calm with Zental.

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Suzanna had a complex, dental implant procedure with a UK dentist in 2019. Sadly, her experience was traumatic and the result she was promised fell dramatically short of her expectations. She decided to visit Zental Dental Barnet in London and met with the highly skilled and dedicated team of Dr Ihsaan Al-Hadad. Suzanna shares her brave story and explains why she continues to Trust in Calm with Zental.

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Suzanna had a complex, dental implant procedure with a UK dentist in 2019. Sadly, her experience was traumatic and the result she was promised fell dramatically short of her expectations. She decided to visit Zental Dental Barnet in London and met with the highly skilled and dedicated team of Dr Ihsaan Al-Hadad. Suzanna shares her brave story and explains why she continues to Trust in Calm with Zental.

Suzanna had a complex, dental implant procedure with a UK dentist in 2019. Sadly, her experience was traumatic and the result she was promised fell dramatically short of her expectations. She decided to visit Zental Dental Barnet in London and met with the highly skilled and dedicated team of Dr Ihsaan Al-Hadad. Suzanna shares her brave story and explains why she continues to Trust in Calm with Zental.

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Marianne had a bad experience with her dentist at a young age. Sadly, this altered her relationship with the dentist during adulthood. She decided to visit Zental in Cricklewood, London and undergo comprehensive treatment. Marianne shares her brave story and explains why she chose Zental.

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Marianne had a bad experience with her dentist at a young age. Sadly, this altered her relationship with the dentist during adulthood. She decided to visit Zental in Cricklewood, London and undergo comprehensive treatment. Marianne shares her brave story and explains why she chose Zental.

Marianne had a bad experience with her dentist at a young age. Sadly, this altered her relationship with the dentist during adulthood. She decided to visit Zental in Cricklewood, London and undergo comprehensive treatment. Marianne shares her brave story and explains why she chose Zental.

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Abdul Hakim had a difficult experience with the dentist at a young age which altered his confidence and wellbeing in adulthood. As a consequence, he became fearful of visiting the dentist. He eventually found the courage to visit Zental when his oral health deteriorated. Abdul Hakim  embarked on "All on 4" - 'Teeth in a Day treatment'.  Abdul Hakim shares his brave story and explains why he continues to Trust in Calm with Zental.

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Abdul Hakim had a difficult experience with the dentist at a young age which altered his confidence and wellbeing in adulthood. As a consequence, he became fearful of visiting the dentist. He eventually found the courage to visit Zental when his oral health deteriorated. Abdul Hakim  embarked on "All on 4" - 'Teeth in a Day treatment'.  Abdul Hakim shares his brave story and explains why he continues to Trust in Calm with Zental.

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Abdul Hakim had a difficult experience with the dentist at a young age which altered his confidence and wellbeing in adulthood. As a consequence, he became fearful of visiting the dentist. He eventually found the courage to visit Zental when his oral health deteriorated. Abdul Hakim  embarked on "All on 4" - 'Teeth in a Day treatment'.  Abdul Hakim shares his brave story and explains why he continues to Trust in Calm with Zental.

Abdul Hakim had a difficult experience with the dentist at a young age which altered his confidence and wellbeing in adulthood. As a consequence, he became fearful of visiting the dentist. He eventually found the courage to visit Zental when his oral health deteriorated. Abdul Hakim  embarked on "All on 4" - 'Teeth in a Day treatment'.  Abdul Hakim shares his brave story and explains why he continues to Trust in Calm with Zental.

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Meet the experts who will treat you

Mr Ihsaan Al-Hadad
Chief Clinical Officer
MBBS, BDS, MRCS (Eng), MFDS RCS (Eng)
Dr Mohamed Kassam
Implant Surgeon, Sedationist
BDS (Hons), MJDFRCS (2012), PG Dip Con Sed (Lon), PG Cert Ortho (Lon)
Dr Sunil Mangla
Implant Surgeon, Sedationist
BDS, PG Cert Sed(Lon), PG Dip Oral Surg RCS(Eng) MSc Dental Implants
Dr. Beena Assani
Implant Surgeon
BDS (Hons), MJDF RCS(Eng)
Dr Abdul Rehman Rashid
Implants, Oral surgery, Orthodontics
BDS PgCert (Implantology)
Dr. Pramit Patel
General Dentist & Implant Surgeon
BDS, PgCert (Implantology)

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