To insert the bone graft, we first make sure the area is completely numbed and then gently separate the gums from the bone or tooth. If there is a tooth in the grafting area, all plaque and tartar on the root surfaces are cleaned with the root surface cleaning process. This ensures that the area is free of harmful bacteria.
Your body sometimes needs the help of modern science to cure and heal itself. This is true if you’ve lost bone from your jaw. A surgical procedure called bone grafting can be done to treat your jaw, where another bone or artificial bone powder can be used to replace the lost bone. Loss of bone can be the result of periodontal disease, tooth extraction, trauma, cyst, or long-term tooth loss. The bone graft not only replaces the gap left by the missing tooth in your jaw, but also stimulates your body to produce new bone tissue. Then, the surrounding bone is given the desired shape and the graft is placed on the bony defect. As a vaccine, you have many options: your own natural bone; bone tissue from another source; or artificial bone. After the vaccine is placed, your gums are placed back on the graft material and closed with a few stitches. Over the period of 3 to 9 months, your body works to treat the grafted area by growing new soft tissue and bone. With this new bone growth, that area is strengthened by bonding the grafted bone material placed with your existing bone. Sometimes, an additional step known as directed tissue generation is applicable. Here, too, a special membrane is placed over the grafted area to prevent the development of unwanted tissue and to promote normal bone growth.
Bone grafting has many benefits. It replaces lost bone, fills pockets of bone loss and encourages the growth of new bone and soft tissue. Although your body cannot normally grow bone on its own, new techniques and advanced bone grafting technology offer the opportunity to regrow lost jawbone tissue, strengthen the attachment of your teeth, and fill pockets of bone loss caused by periodontal disease. It also allows an implant to be placed on the regenerated bone.