Bone Grafting at Chelsea Dental Spa, London
Most dental bone grafting procedures are done to restore your bone to its previous form following tooth loss, gum disease or trauma. Bone grafting may also be used to maintain bone structure after tooth extraction.
The actual bone grafting procedure is much more straightforward than you might think. Bone grafting will only take place after we have assessed the quality and quantity of the bone in your jaw and found that there is not enough to continue with a dental implant. Following the intial assessment we will discuss the different types of bone graft with you and decide which will be the most suitable.
Once this has been decided the bone graft can be performed. For this the dentist will surgically expose a flap of gum at the site of the bone graft and place the bone to be grafted onto the site and cover it with a protective membrane. This membrane is used to protect the bone from any microbiota (germs) found in the mouth and ensure that the area is perfectly clean to encourage the healing process. Finally the flap of gum is replaced and stitched carefully back into place.