Bone Grafting – Bone Management

Bone grafting is a surgical procedure used to correct problems with joints and bones. The treatment is beneficial in fixing damaged bones resulting from trauma or joint problems. It is also used to grow bone around implanted devices such as in total knee replacement and dental implants providing structural stability.
Tooth implant treatments are only successful when a patient has sufficient bone in their jaw to support the implant post. At the start of the era of implant therapy, people without sufficient jawbone were considered unsuitable for dental implants treatment. Now, however, modern dentistry has made massive advances and patients without sufficient jawbone can have bone in the jaw rebuilt through bone grafting.
Dental bone grafting in essence is augmentation of bone in the jaws or around the teeth.

Bone grafting treatment is performed to reverse bone loss. There’ are many factors that result in loss or destruction of the jawbone. These include periodontal disease, trauma or even removable dentures that don’t fit well. Bone grafting is also used to augment the jawbone to allow proper placement of an implant post.

When someone loses a natural tooth, either by surgical extraction or trauma, the surrounding bone structure collapses. To prevent this from happening, bone grafting is done.

Various types of bone graft are available, like:

  • Autogenous bone graft – The grafting bone is taken from a patient’s body, like the wrist, pelvis, ribs or the hips.
  • Xenograft – Usually taken from cows, sanitised and stored in a tissue bank.
  • Allograft – These are artificial or synthetic bones or can also be cadaver bone sourced from bone banks.

Autogenous bone grafts are considered as the “gold standard” as they deliver the most predictable outcome of treatment although it is not always possible to source the graft from a patient’s own body. Unlike autogenous grafts, allografts and xenografts, which don’t need a second, site for surgery and can be donated in greater quantity.

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Wendy D.

Had a tooth out which is never fun, but he was great, never even needed pain killers afterwards

Vince A.

Great service! Im usually so nervous when coming in to the dentist but my dentist was so pleasant and polite ! Dulwich Dental Office will definitely be my dentist for life

Tomike O.

I lost my two front teeth whilst at school and had complications for years. Unfortunately I ended up needing an implant – which I had been avoiding! I wish I had done it sooner. Dr Patel was fantastic and guided me through each stage. He was always contactable to answer any queries or concerns. Very happy with the end result and would reccomend.

Tom O.

Registered and seen on the NHS within 2 weeks – amazing. Really friendly staff, would definitely recommend

Tom C.

I have recently finished an invisalign program with Pooja at dulwich dental office and couldn’t be happier. The treatment was easy and pain free and the results are great. Pooja’s experience and friendliness made me feel at ease throughout. I would 100% recommend for anyone considering similar treatment.

Toby B.

Dentist Pooja Pillay is excellent and was very patient with me as I I took a long time (years!) deciding whether or not to take the plunge and have Invisalign to straighten my teeth. It didn’t take too long and was easier than I thought it would be. Pooja kept a close eye on how it was all progressing and we even went a bit longer with it just to really perfect the result. I’m delighted with the outcome. Everything was included in the price, even the extra aligners and appointments when we decided to go on a bit longer. All staff at the practice have been excellent. Highly recommend.

Susie F.

I had my Invisaligns done by Dr Pillay and she really took the time to make sure my teeth are lovely and straight. She has always been available with any queries or follow up treatment I needed – and made me feel well looked after from the beginning and end of the treatment. I really recommend seeing her if you want to get Invisaligns done.

Stella C.

I am undergoing a course of Invisalign treatment with Dulwich Dental Office and I am so pleased with the results, even at this early stage. It is great that I can take the braces out to eat and clean my teeth. I am looking forward to the end result.

Sienna M.

The team are great. Friendly, reliable and kept my teeth on the ‘straight n’ narrow’ for years

Sarwar K.

I’ve been having implant treatment with Sanjay for almost a year and he has been great through the whole process as I am not fond of dentists. Today was the final session and the crowns were fitted. I’m really pleased with the work and they look and feel great and are subtle as you can see from the attached pic I just took. I’m more than happy to recommend him and his work!

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