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Bone Grafting

If you are looking for a long-term, secure solution to replace your dentures, bone grafting may be the answer. At Belmont Dental Surgery, our experienced team of dental professionals can help you through the bone grafting procedure, ensuring you have a safe and successful outcome.

What Is Bone Grafting?

Dental implants have become increasingly popular as a long-term solution for missing teeth. But for many patients, the success of an implant depends on the quality and quantity of their jawbone. If the jawbone is too thin or too soft, it may not be able to support an implant.

This is where bone grafting comes in. Bone grafting is a procedure that involves taking bone from another part of the body (or using synthetic bone material) and placing it in the jawbone. Over time, the new bone fuses with the existing bone, creating a stronger, more durable base for an implant.

How Is Bone Grafting Done?

Depending on the patient’s specific needs, there are several different techniques that can be used. Here are some of the most common methods:

Autograft

This involves taking bone from another part of the patient’s own body and transplanting it to the jawbone. The bone is typically taken from the hip or shin and is often considered the most effective type of bone grafting because the patient’s own bone tissue has the best chance of fusing with the jawbone. This technique may require an additional surgery to harvest the bone, but it can result in a very successful graft.

Allograft

This technique involves using bone from a cadaver donor. The bone is sterilised and processed before being transplanted to the patient’s jawbone. This technique eliminates the need for an additional surgery to harvest bone from the patient’s own body, but there is a risk of immune system rejection or disease transmission.

Allografts are typically used in cases where there is not enough bone available for an autograft or if the patient has a medical condition that makes using their own bone tissue not feasible.

Xenograft

This technique involves using bone from an animal, usually a cow or pig. The animal bone is sterilised and processed to remove all living cells, leaving behind only the mineral matrix. Over time, the patient’s body replaces the animal bone with their own new bone tissue. Like allografts, xenografts eliminate the need for an additional surgery to harvest bone from the patient’s own body. However, there is a risk of immune system rejection and disease transmission.

Synthetic bone material

This technique involves using a man-made material that mimics the properties of real bone. Synthetic bone material can be made from a variety of materials, including ceramics, polymers, and calcium-based materials. This technique eliminates the need for any additional surgeries to harvest bone tissue from the patient’s own body or from a donor. However, synthetic bone material may not be as effective as real bone tissue and may require additional surgeries or procedures to maintain or replace it over time.

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Trust Your Bone Grafting Needs to Belmont Dental Surgery

Our team uses the latest technology and techniques to ensure successful bone grafting outcomes, even in the most complex cases.

Our goal is to provide you with a stress-free experience while restoring your oral health and function. When you choose Belmont Dental Surgery for your bone grafting needs, you can trust that you are receiving the highest standard of care from a dedicated team of professionals.

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Frequently asked questions

Bone Grafting is a complex procedure that may raise many questions for those considering it. To help answer some common questions, we have put together a list of frequently asked questions about bone grafting:

Is bone grafting painful?

Patients can expect some discomfort and swelling after the procedure, but pain can be managed with pain medication prescribed by the dentist.

How long does it take to recover from bone grafting?

Recovery time varies depending on the individual patient and the extent of the procedure, but most patients can return to normal activities within a few days to a week after the procedure.

How long will the bone graft last?

The longevity of a bone graft varies depending on the individual patient and the type of bone graft used. In general, a successful bone graft will fuse with the existing bone tissue within a few months, providing a strong foundation for dental implants. Once the bone has fully integrated, it should be able to support the implants for many years to come. However, the success of a bone graft can be affected by a variety of factors, such as the patient’s overall health, their smoking habits, and their ability to maintain good oral hygiene. To ensure the longevity of a bone graft, patients should follow their dentist’s instructions for post-operative care, attend regular checkups, and take any prescribed medications as directed.

How much does bone grafting cost?

The cost of bone grafting can vary depending on a variety of factors, such as the type of bone graft used, the extent of the procedure, and your insurance coverage. We recommend you come in for an examination so that we can assess your needs and provide you with a personalized treatment plan that includes an estimate of the cost of the procedure.

Tips After a Bone Grafting Procedure

It’s important to take special care to ensure that the graft heals properly and to minimise the risk of complications. Here are some common precautions that you are advised to follow:

  • Avoiding hard or crunchy foods for the first few days after the procedure.
  • Rinsing your mouth with a special mouthwash to help prevent infection.
  • Avoiding smoking or using tobacco products, which can slow down the healing process.
  • Taking any prescribed medications as directed, such as antibiotics or pain relievers.
  • Using ice packs to reduce swelling in the first 24-48 hours after the procedure.
  • Keeping the surgical site clean by gently brushing and flossing the surrounding teeth, but avoiding the graft site itself.

What our clients say

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First visit and I was nervous, however I felt very much at ease as Receptionists were calming, and professional. On meeting Damian felt comfortable and he was gentle and caring and Hiliary a competent nurse. Am returning and have no hesitation in recommending the dental practice.

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I have been coming to Belmont Dental Surgery since around 2 years. They helped fix some issues I had at the start and now I'm always happy to come back for me regular check up, since all of the staff are so friendly & helpful.
They helped me heaps with overcoming my fear of dentist, by being so comforting and all around amazing!

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My first time at Belmont Dental and I cannot give this practice enough stars. I am always nervous going to the dentist but all of the staff were caring and professional from the moment I made my appointment. I also had the most painless clean in years thanks to the new airflow machine they used.

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I’ve been seeing Dr Phil at Belmont Dental Surgery for a few years and he has become a great friend. I’m always treated with respect by the staff and the dental experience is always pleasant at the Clinic.

Totes recommend, 10/10!

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I visited Belmont dental last week a bit nervous about dentist in receptionist I was greeted by a very friendly lady on the way down to my dentist Kevin I had a chat with a very friendly dentist Phil,Kevin put me at ease with his professional approach and attitude I would have no problem recommending Belmont dental to anyone, quality dental service.

Where to find us

Belmont Dental Surgery

171 Belmont Avenue
Belmont WA 6104

Tel: (08) 9277 3837

Public Transport:

There are bus stops (Transperth stop ID 14265 & 14257) directly outside the practice which are serviced by bus numbers 286, 287, 380 and 935.

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