Professional Bone Grafting Treatments in Nutley
At Nutley Oral Surgery, we are committed to restoring your oral health through professional bone grafting treatments. We also maintain the highest safety standards and ensure that you are comfortable before, during, and after your treatment. Our office is equipped with wheelchair access and easy to reach from Nutley, Montclair, Clifton, Passaic, and the surrounding communities. We welcome families and individuals of all ages, including those with special needs.
Oral surgeons Dr. Steven Bogart, Dr. Hubert Gugala, and Dr. Camille Marquis are highly skilled in advanced treatments and technology to ensure you achieve optimal oral health. We listen to your concerns and offer personalized solutions that meet your unique needs. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!
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What is Bone Grafting?
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that replaces damaged or lost bone mass with materials to promote regeneration. Bone grafting helps stabilize the jaw by restoring its foundation and prepares the area for dental implants or other restorative procedures. It also preserves the jawbone after tooth loss and helps prevent the progression of damage from gum disease.
Reasons You Might Need Bone Grafting
There are various reasons you may need bone grafting to restore your jawbone. If you suffered from tooth loss, or you are a long-time denture wearer, bone grafting can help preserve your oral health and appearance. You will need bone grafting before a dental implant treatment if you have an inadequate bone or if your sinuses are too close to the jawbone. Whatever your reason for needing a bone graft, we do all we can to make the procedure as comfortable and safe as possible.
Types of Bone Grafting
At Nutley Oral Surgery, we conduct professional bone grafting procedures with minimal discomfort. There are three types of bone grafting depending on the source of the material: autogenous bone graft, xenograft, and allograft. An autogenous bone graft uses bone harvested from your body, while xenograft uses bones from a donor, and an allograft uses synthetic material. Some of the bone grafting procedures we offer include ridge augmentation and sinus lift.
Ridge Augmentation: Ridge augmentation is a procedure to correct the natural contour of the gums and jaw after tooth extraction. We perform ridge augmentation immediately after extraction to preserve jawbone uniformity and support a future dental implant.
Sinus Lift: Also known as sinus augmentation, a sinus lift is an oral surgery procedure that raises the sinus membrane and adds bone to prepare for implant placement. We perform sinus lifts when your bone density is insufficient for a dental implant or when your sinus is too close to the jaw.
The Surgical Process
Bone grafting surgery occurs over several months and starts with a thorough evaluation of your oral health. This evaluation enables us to create a detailed treatment plan that suits your specific needs and budget. The surgery is usually a one-visit procedure. You don't have to be fearful about the surgery because our team will walk you through the process and support you all the way. The steps you can expect during your bone grafting procedure include:
- First, we numb the area with a local anesthetic
- We then make a small incision on your jaw and add the new bone
- We cover the area with a synthetic membrane to prevent bacteria growth and encourage soft tissue and bone regeneration
- Finally, we give you post-operative instructions and schedule your follow-up appointment
Aftercare and Healing
It is not uncommon to experience pain and swelling around the area after the surgery. Our specialists provide instructions and recommendations to help promote healing and prevent post-surgery complications.
We provide medication to help you manage the pain and advice on maximizing comfort as you recover. Post-operative instructions include dietary instructions to prevent irritation and minimize swelling, like keeping your head elevated when sleeping.
It is essential to attend all your follow-up appointments after the surgery to allow our team to monitor your recovery. By sticking to our surgeons' professional advice, your recovery will be fast and free of complications.
Bone Grafting FAQs
You will be up and around in a day or two, but the regeneration process will take several months. If you plan on receiving an implant, you will want to wait about six months to ensure full healing.
The surgery requires a small incision in your gum tissue, so there may be a small amount of discomfort and swelling after the procedure. Typically, over-the-counter pain medication and ice packs are all you need.
Since the graft only contains minerals and not living material, it will not be rejected. Sometimes your body will not generate enough new tissue, but in that case, more graft material can be placed during your implant treatment.
Quality Bone Grafting Treatments in Edgewood
At Nutley Oral Surgery, your comfort is our priority. Our team has the empathy and professionalism to ensure you get the necessary support to achieve your best dental health. If you need bone grafting surgery, our team is here to help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!
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