Reasons you may need Dental Bone Graft Surgery.

A dental bone graft is a procedure that uses healthy bone tissue to help restore the jawbone. You could need a bone graft if your jawbone is too soft or thin. Moreover, you need a strong jawbone and healthy gums to sustain dental implants if you're thinking about getting them.

What is a dental bone graft?

dental bone graft

A dental bone graft increases the volume and density of your jaw in areas of bone loss. Moreover, the bone graft material can either come from an animal tissue bank (xenograft) or a human tissue bank (autogenous or allograft). However, the bone graft material can sometimes be synthetic (alloplastic).

Reasons you may need bone grafting

 The following are some of the most common reasons you may need a dental bone graft.

  • Dental implants for missing teeth

The bone around your adult tooth may recede if it has been removed or is missing. Hence, it is not possible to restore lost bone mass. Bone grafting can support a future implant and reinforce the area where a tooth is missing.

implants for missing teeth

Bone grafting is necessary to give an implant a firm foundation. Furthermore, dental implants are synthetic roots inserted into the jawbone that resemble screws. Lastly, the implant is covered with a crown that matches the adjacent teeth.

  •  Gum disease

 Dental bone grafting is necessary even if you are not getting an implant to strengthen an area of the jaw that has lost bone due to tooth loss or gum disease. A bone graft stabilizing the jaw can help stop additional bone loss and the long-term health issues that come with it.

Gum disease can cause the jawbone to recede and the teeth to become loose. This occurs due to periodontal misalignment caused by bacteria that gradually erode the jawbone. Gum disease can cause additional tooth loss if it is not treated adequately. Bone grafting can help strengthen and repair the base after gum disease therapy.

  • Crooked teeth

 It may be challenging to thoroughly clean between your crooked teeth, allowing bacteria to flourish and resulting in gum disease and tooth decay. Periodontitis, an infection that harms bone and teeth, can develop from gum disease. The damaged jawbone will subsequently require bone grafting.

Crooked teeth
  • Defects during development

 Some birth abnormalities are indicated by missing teeth, facial bones, or jawbones. A bone graft can help promote growth and function and offer sufficient support for an implant without bone.

  •  Face trauma or injuries

 Trauma to the teeth, such as that caused by teeth grinding or bruxism, can increase pressure on the teeth and erode the tissue that supports the tooth structure. Bone grafting is necessary to stop bone degradation and restore function.

What are the risks of dental bone grafts?

 In general, oral bone transplants are risk-free. The technique does, however, come with some risks, such as:

  • Infection.
  • Severe bleeding.
  • Nerve harm.
  • Anesthesia complications.


 Jawbone loss is terrible for your dental health and can lead to various issues, such as mobility and tooth loss. Dental surgery can improve oral health, function, and general quality of life if you suspect jawbone deterioration. Dental bone grafts enhance your suitability for vital operations such as dental implants.

 Contact your Lafayette dentist, Dr. Massood Darvishzadeh, DDS at Lafayette Dental Group, to learn more about dental bone graft surgery.


 Benefits of Bone Grafting

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