It Is Suitable For
· Those in Chiang Mai, Thailand who need long-term treatment for teeth.
· Those with the inadequate bone for functionality.
· Those with the insufficient bone for dental implants.
· Those who want to restore the missing bone.
· Those who want to prepare a healthier jaw for dental implants.
What is Dental Bone Grafting?
Dental Bone Graft is a surgical procedure performed to fill the missing bone or teeth gap with bone from your own body, an artificial, synthetic, or natural substitute. The procedure is to help prevent the jaw from sinking without the support of bone.
Bone grafting has the ability to repair dental implant sites that are having insufficient bone structure due to previous extractions, gum disease, or injuries.
After tooth extraction, in the case where the walls of your socket are very thin, bone is not possible to be filled naturally for the healing; in this situation, a bone graft is often placed to help your body fill the empty socket with bone. This is also a preparation done for the dental implant to be performed several months later.
If your tooth was removed many years ago and your bony ridge is extremely thin, there may be insufficient bone to handle dental implant placement; in this case, a bone graft can be placed next to the thin bone and allow to heal for up to 6 months before placing the implant.
How It Works
The type of bone that is usually on a heavy-duty is alveolar bone; its role is to hold and support your teeth. This bone and jawbone strengthen every time you chew; when you undergo a tooth extraction, the bone for that area starts to not have a purpose and this can lead to bone loss and thus result in loss of jawbone as well.
Dental Bone Grafting procedure works as the bone tissue has the ability to completely regenerate and restore within the space provided for it to grow. It is a painless treatment required in the case where you do not have a sufficient amount of healthy bones to support dental implants.
Types of Dental Bone Grafting
· Autogenous Bone Grafts
Also known as autografts, made from your own bone taken from other parts of your body such as chin, jaw, lower leg bone, hip, or the skull. As it is a live bone, this means that it enhances natural bone growth as it contains living cellular elements.
· Allogenic Bone Grafts
Known as allograft, is a dead bone harvested from a cadaver processed with freeze-drying; as it is not a live bone, it has no ability to produce new bone on its own and thus serves as a framework or scaffold over which bone from the surrounding bony walls can grow to fill the defect or void.
· Xenogenic Bone Grafts
Usually derived from a cow; also serves as a framework or scaffold over which bone from the surrounding bony walls can grow to fill the defect or void.
· DBM / DFDBA
Demineralized bone matrix (DBM) / Demineralized Freeze-Dried Bone Allograft (DFDBA); they are processed allograft bone containing collagen, proteins, and growth factors; available in the form of powder, putty, chips, or as a gel that can be injected through a syringe.
· Graft Composites
Consist of other bone graft materials and growth factors to achieve the benefits of a variety of substances. The combinations include collagen/ceramic composite, which closely resembles the composition of natural bone, DBM combined with bone marrow cells in which can aid the bone growth, or a collagen/ceramic/autograft composite.
· Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMPs)
Proteins produced naturally in the body that promote and regulate bone formation and healing.
DBM/DFDBA, graft composites, and bone morphogenetic proteins are categorized as bone graft substitutes which have the advantage of not requiring an additional visit to harvest bone from your body, this also reduces risk and pain.
Dental Bone Grafting Procedure
1. Consultation and examination of the teeth and jawbone condition
2. Placement of a new piece of bone obtained from your body or an artificial filler onto the empty space
3. Cells inside the new bone can seal themselves to the old bone
4. Natural regrowth of healthy bone to prevent the jawbone from sinking
Advantages and Limitations of Dental Bone Grafting
· Regrows teeth bone
· Prevents jawbone from sinking
· Helps prepare for dental implants
· Strengthens jawbone health
· Natural healing process
· Bone may have to be obtained from your body
Dental Bone Grafting Post Care
· Do not disturb or touch the wound
· Avoid rinsing or spitting for 2 days to allow blood clot and graft material stabilization
· Do not apply pressure with your tongue or fingers to the grafted area
· Do not lift or pull on the lip to look at the sutures
· Do not smoke until the wound has fully recovered
· Use the medication prescribed if you encounter severe pain
Q1: Does the procedure hurt?
A1: The procedure involves a small incision on the gum, some soreness will be experienced after the treatment but it is manageable.
Q2: How long does it take to recover?
A2: It takes 1 to 2 days to recover.
Q3: Is there any case where the body rejects the graft?
A3: No, it does not contain any genetically coded or living material — only minerals.
Q4: Will the procedure be done with any anesthesia?
A4: Yes, local anesthesia will be given prior to the procedure.
Q5: Can I not have it done with bone from my body?
A5: Yes, synthetic materials are frequently used for bone grafting as well.
[Clinic Name] Kitcha Dental Clinic
[Location] Chiang Mai, Thailand
[Nearest Stations / Attractions] Located right in the center of Chiang Mai - Chang Lor Road, across Chiang Mai Gate Market. A 10 mins driving distance from Chiang Mai International Airport.
[Clinic Opening Time] Monday - Sunday (9:00AM-8:00PM)