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Bone Grafting in Arizona

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What Causes Jaw Bone Deterioration?

Bone loss in the jawbone is common when one or more teeth have been lost due to injury, decay, or trauma. Without the tooth in place to stimulate the jawbone, the bone around the missing tooth will begin to deteriorate. Over time, the jawbone may deteriorate to such an extent that there may not be enough bone to place dental implants. In cases such as these, your dentist may recommend having a bone grafting procedure.

What is Bone Grafting?

Bone grafting is the replacement or augmentation of missing bone around the teeth.

How Many Bone Grafting Procedures Are There?

There are three types of bone graft procedures:
1. Autogenous
2. Allograft
3. Xenograft.

Autogenous grafting is bone taken from one area of the patient’s body and transplanted to the location in the mouth being restored. The bone is usually taken from non-essential bones such as the chin area. The benefit of an autogenous bone graft is that the bone used comes solely from the patient thus reducing the likelihood of rejection and infection. The bone is also still “live”, meaning it still has active cellular material.

Allografts also use human bone transplanted to the area in the mouth being restored. However, allografts do not use the patient’s own bone. Instead, the bone usually comes from cadavers who have donated their bone to bone-banks. All allograft bone material is carefully screened and is considered very safe.

Xenografts also replace bone in the area requiring treatment, however the bone comes from a non-human source. Usually the non-human source is bovine (cow). Allografts and Xenografts are used because they do not require a second surgical site to harvest bone and ample amounts of bone can be easily attained.

The Procedure

Local anesthesia is used to numb the area where the bone will be removed as well as the location where the bone will be augmented. An incision is made in the gums around where the bone will be augmented. This is done so that the dentist can see exactly how much bone will be need before harvesting it from the patient (if an autogenous graft is being performed).

Next, the dentist will make a cut in the gums below the lower front teeth in order to expose the chin bone. The dentist will then remove a part of the bone along with any bone marrow. This incision is then closed with stitches.

The bone removed from the chin will then be anchored in place in the jawbone with small titanium screws.

The dentist may place a mixture of your bone marrow and some bone-grafting material around the bone graft to help speed healing. The incision is then closed with stitches.

After the procedure you will likely be given antibiotics as well as pain medication. You’ll be asked to follow a restricted diet of soft foods such as pastas and Jell-O. Bone grafts usually take about six to nine months to heal completely. Dental implants will not be placed until your mouth has healed completely.

Tags: bone grafting, bone loss, autogenous bone graft, allograft graft, allograft bone material, xenografts, local anesthesia.

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Surprise Dental Office

SC Dentistry at Marley Park

13954 W. Waddell Road, Suite #112 Surprise, Arizona [85379]
Call Now: 623-889-6000

Hours of Operations:

Monday-Friday (8am to 5pm)
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Goodyear Dental Office

SC Dentistry at Palm Valley

1616 N Litchfield Rd, Ste #250, Goodyear, Arizona [85395]
Call Now: 623-925-2220

Hours of Operations:

Monday-Wednesday (8am to 5pm)
Friday (8am to 12 noon)

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Phoenix Dental Office

A Beary Nice Smile

3608 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix, Arizona [85019]
Call Now: 602-544-2480

Hours of Operations:

Monday-Friday (8am to 5pm)
Friday (8am to 12 noon)

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Glendale Dental Office

SC Dentistry at Arrowhead

20100 North 51st Avenue, Suite #D-410, Glendale, Arizona [85308]
Call Now: 623-582-5998

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Monday-Friday (8am to 5pm)
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Maryvale Dental Office

A Healthy Smile

4105 North 51st Avenue, Suite #109, Maryvale, Arizona [85031]
Call Now: 623-245-2828

Hours of Operations:

Monday-Thursday (8am to 5pm)
Friday (CLOSED)
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