Content overseen by dr. Cristina Novac who has an experience of over 8 years in stomatology and is a certified doctor in general dentistry.
Most dental bone grafting techniques are done to reestablish the jawbone to its former appearance following a tooth loss or a dental injury. Bone grafts are also used to preserve bone construction after tooth removal. Our dentists in Dubai can offer all sorts of treatment plans regarding this kind of procedure and will explain step-by-step every possible solution to all patients. You can also ask for details about the available dental implants in Dubai.
The purpose of bone grafting
The facial bone structure can be preserved and re-established for varied reasons, with the help of bone grafting techniques which is successfully performed in our modern dental clinics in Dubai. Here are the main situations in which bone grafting is necessary:
- to restore the original height and location of the bone before adding a dental implant;
- to sustain the skin and the muscles of the face by repairing the jaw bone;
It is good to know that repairing the jaw bone can be done with the help of oral and maxillofacial surgery, our Dubai dentists having extensive experience in this area. You can also watch the video below which comprises information about the bone graft procedures made in our dental clinics in Dubai:
Bone graft procedure
Bone augmentation is a term that defines a diversity of techniques used to create a bone so that dental implants can be positioned. The graft can be your own bone or it can be a processed bone obtained from a donor. Our dentist in Dubai will explain to the patient that, after grafting, he/she has to wait for a few months for the grafted material to fuse with the present bone. “Off-the-shelf” grafted constituents either cause the surrounding bone to develop into the graft or cause cells around the graft to adjust into the bone. Many different procedures can be used for bone augmentation and our team will select one depending on the type, position, and number of implants to be used.
Patients who face dental problems such as missing teeth can benefit from specialized treatments. Thus, our specialists can offer dental implants in Dubai for the visible and rapid improvement of the teeth. In addition to restoring the main function of the teeth, the beautiful smile will be fully restored. Thus, clients can enjoy top treatments and increased self-esteem. We, therefore, invite you to contact our dentists and find out what the steps of such treatment are.
The differences between an autograft and an allograft
The materials used in bone grafting are from different sources and are accepted by the International Association of Dentists. An autograft bone comes from the patient’s bone and represents a suitable material without any risk of infection, compared to the allograft bones which are donated in many cases, and used once they have been properly tested. Allografts have proved their effectiveness in 99% of the situations and are voluntarily available, ready to be used without the patient having to suffer from another surgical intervention.
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Creating bone for a number of implants
If the jaw bone needs to be constructed to sustain a few dental implants, a lot more bone graft material will be required than if a single implant is being positioned. In this case, our Dubai dentist will suggest a procedure from which the bone should be taken from the patient’s hip or from another place, a method which is performed in a hospital, under general anesthesia. The success rate for bone inserts in the jaws for the purpose of introduction dental implants is extraordinary. However, our dentist recommends allpatients that there are chances that the bone graft will fail, even if their own bone was used.
The bone grafts are not rejected like organ transplants and our dentists in Dubai know that many people, such as smokers or patients with special medical conditions, have higher risks of graft failure than others. The failed graft will be removed and, once the area has cured, the dentist may choose to place a second implant. A special procedure like this requires a careful evaluation of the patient, informing him/her step-by-step about the future treatment.
The advantages of bone grafting
Patients who suffered from dental trauma, dental injuries, tooth loss or extraction and who need dental implants can be good candidates for bone grafting if the dentist considers so. The bone structure can be repaired and maintained with the help of bone grafts, and restoring the jaw bone will definitely improve the face of the patient, but considering that a few dental visits might be necessary. The self-esteem can be instantly regained once the denture is healthy and attractive, and bone grafting can help in this matter. Our dentists in Dubai suggest bone grafting for patients who want to make some appearance changes and who want to have healthy and strong teeth. Besides proper brushing and flossing of the teeth, patients must visit their dentists as established from the beginning, in order to observe any changes of the bone graft, if it’s correctly assimilated by the body or if there are chances to be rejected.
Details about the bone regeneration procedure in Dubai
This important and necessary procedure implies bone graft particles positioned into the bone deficiency. Here, the particles will develop into bone cells. The bone implant is then enclosed with a thin membrane before the relocation of the gum tissue over the top and lightly sewed back into position. This regenerative process stimulates bone development in parts without any bone.
Growing bone in this manner can help upsurge the amount of bone for the following dental implant. For this to happen, dentists normally use a patient’s bone taken from elsewhere or synthetic bone from non-toxic materials. The entire method and all the conditions will be explained by our Dubai dentists.
Bone regeneration takes time
Regeneration is a natural process and may take several months, with proper oral care and extreme patience. If the dentist in Dubai will recommend you a synthetic bone, after a proper examination of your dental health, the bone regeneration process will normally take about 9 months to develop. In this period, the synthetic bone will grow on the grafted area, but it will take more time to thrive and to fuse to the original bone in the alveolar jawbone edge. Regarding the natural bone grafts, these have a short regeneration time, around four months because of the good tolerance from the tissues around. A successful dental implant will depend on the correct bone regeneration and also if the patient maintains proper oral hygiene.
Why is bone regeneration a necessary dental procedure
Patients with missing teeth are suggested to take into consideration all the benefits of the bone regeneration method. This is suitable and also a necessary procedure for patients with severe dental problems, such as tooth loss or tooth damage. A dental implant requires bone regeneration because the deteriorated jawbone needs good support. Dental implants with bone regeneration can last a lifetime and our dentist in Dubai will explain all you need to know about how to maintain correct oral health. In order to have successful bone regeneration, it is recommended to pay extra visits to your dentist, because he needs to examine the development stages.
What is bone augmentation?
Dental implants can be offered to patients wanting to repair the denture and to gain the smile they want. The procedure of placing the dental implants involves in many cases rebuilding the sustainable bone. This is the case where bone augmentation can be suggested by your dentist in Dubai. The procedure is made under local anesthesia and it is subject to a bone graft placement in the jaw bone. This is an essential step in offering dental implants in order to last a lifetime.
When is bone augmentation suggested?
There are numerous patients suffering from periodontitis or any other gum disease which affected not only the teeth but the entire mouth. Dental trauma or injuries may occur in certain situations and may affect the jaw bone. Likewise, the bone density level might be unsatisfactory if a person had dentures for a long period of time. These are situations in which bone augmentation is suggested before the dental implants are placed. Your Dubai dentist will perform varied dental examinations to see how you can receive dental implants with the help of bone augmentation.
How bone augmentation is made
The bone grafting procedure in Dubai is a non-invasive operation made under local anesthesia for minimal discomfort for patients. Placing the bone graft starts with a short incision in the gum where a former tooth used to be. The next step is to place the dental implant support in the jaw bone which contains a wide range of proteins but also collagen to sustain the fast development of the bone. We mention that once the bone grows, the graft material absorbs during the time. This process may take up to 9 months before the actual dental implant is received.
It is good to know that the source of the bone graft may be the patient’s hip or chin or can be a synthetic material made of similar elements as the natural bone. You and your dentist in Dubai can decide on the proper treatment in this sense, whether in your case it is necessary a natural bone or an artificial one. Building the bone for future dental implants may be sustained by several dental surgeries like socket preservations, ridge expansion, or distraction osteogenesis.
Other types of bone grafts
Cell-based bone grafts are other substitutes that can be recommended by our dentists in Dubai. These are made of cells to sustain the growth of new tissues. Polymer-based bone grafts are made of non-degradable or degradable polymers that can be mixed with other solid materials. Ceramic-based bone grafts are solid and made of calcium phosphate, and bioglass. These types of bone grafts are great substitutes, but they can also be expensive compared to the traditional ones. Your dentist will tell you the available options, plus details and characteristics for each of them.
Risks of bone graft – What you need to consider
Placing a bone graft implies a serious surgical procedure that can be subject to specific risks. For instance, nerve injury, pain, inflammation, reabsorption of the bone graft, or swelling are normally considered by a dentist in Dubai. Before any intervention, your doctor will tell you about the implications and risks involved, and this is also the case of bone grafts. It is important to present your medical history to your doctor and talk about your allergies if it is the case. This way, you can avoid any possible complications that might arise. We remind that besides presenting your medical records, the dentist in Dubai will initiate a series of dental verifications and checkups prior to a bone graft procedure. Feel free to talk to our doctors and find out more about the necessary interventions and procedures for your dental problems.
Is it hard to recover after a bone graft surgery?
The recovery depends from one case to another, due to the differences regarding the body assimilation, rejection, and many more. For example, there are persons who can recover in a couple of weeks, while others will have to wait for a few months until the osseointegration is made. Regarding the first things to do after a bone graft intervention, one should use ice bags for a couple of hours, in order to avoid face swelling as much as possible. Also, it is important to know that specific physical activity might be restricted, so you should pay attention to the recommendations of your dentist. The diet will also change and that because you should avoid eating hard foods, fruits or vegetables with hard shells, etc. You can adopt a diet based on soft aliments like rice, pudding, soups, or smoothies for a couple of days or even weeks if it is the case. More than that, in the case of smokers, they should quit this bad habit because the healing time might prolong.
According to experts and medical research, such as the one presented on Medicalnewstoday.com, smoking can slow the osseointegration process and can even present the risk of failing the bone graft. Your dentist in Dubai will explain to you all you need to do after a bone graft procedure, so you can understand all the steps and implications. The success of osseointegration will pretty much depend on the attention you give on the recovery process, including meal and diet plans. Feel free to talk to our team of dentists in Dubai and find out more about the recovery process and the steps involved.
Choosing our dental clinics in Dubai for a wide range of services
Dubai is a preferred destination for those wanting top quality medical services, including dental facilities. This sector developed extremely fast in recent years, due to the large number of requests on behalf of clients looking for excellent healthcare services. Our dental clinics in Dubai are at your disposal with a wide range of services and treatments, tailored to your needs: cosmetic dentistry, periodontal treatments, orthodontics, prosthetics, odontology, dental implants, and many more. Once you step in our modern dental clinics in Dubai you will discover a friendly atmosphere, completed by top facilities and technology, plus experienced and dedicated dentists who can cater to your needs right from the start.
Below we have gathered some interesting facts about dentistry that you probably didn’t know:
- The tooth enamel is the hardest part of our body;
- Smokers can develop periodontal diseases 2 to 7 times more compared to non-smokers;
- About 75% of school children all over the world have cavities and caries;
- While kids laugh about 500 times per day, adults laugh only 15 times/day;
- According to statistics, if you do not floss the teeth at least twice per day, you will miss cleaning around 40% of the teeth surfaces, leading the way to caries and cavities.
For complete details regarding the bone grafts available for different dental problems, our team of dentists in Dubai can help, so please don’t hesitate to contact us.