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Bone Grafting for Implant Treatment

Bone Grafting for Implant Treatment in Mumbai

Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that replaces missing bone to repair and rebuild diseased or damaged bones. It is used for bone growth around an implant device. The filler bone is taking from your hips, legs, or ribs etc. for the purpose of making the graft. In dentistry, bone grafting and dental implants are often go hand- in-hand.

At The Esthetic Clinics Mumbai, you will find the best team of top dental specialists performing advanced bone grafting and dental implant surgeries for broken or missing tooth using latest techniques and diagnostic equipment so that the result is a natural looking tooth with a full functional ability.

Is bone grafting normal?

Bone grafting is less commonly known procedure then the dental implant. If you are a dental patient with missing teeth, and might be getting dental implants, it is fairly normal to be told during consultation, that bone grafting is necessary. But don’t be scared, it is normal and regular dental routine that is painless as well as predictable.

Are you a candidate for bone grafting for implant?

Bone grafting is a procedure that is required when the patient does not have sufficient amount of natural bone to support the implant. The bone can be deficient due to any of the following reason:

  • Old age: most of the cases of bone grafting or dental implant are people with most or all missing teeth. With the age bone loss usually occurs due to prolonged edentulous arch (i.e. tooth has been missing for long), that may cause loss of underlying bone and gum and another reason may be old age which causes natural weakening and loss of bone(osteoporosis).
  • Gum diseases (periodontal diseases): untreated gum diseases can also lead to bone loss. It could happen at any age. Early bone graft and insertion of the implant are recommended by top dental surgeons in Mumbai because delayed treatment increases the chances of dental complications at later stage.
  • Genetic defect (developmental defect): tooth or teeth loss may happen because of genetic reasons too  and can lead to bone loss in the jaw bone. In such cases, bone graft surgery for inserting the implants becomes a necessity to dental implant procedure in Mumbai
  • Injury and trauma caused by accident: tooth or teeth may be fall due to accident or an injury. Early replacement of missing teeth is advised to avoid bone graft later.
  • Space after the teeth were removed: This may be due to orthodontic reasons and the dentist will suggest a bone graft to secure the implant and fill in the space.

Why bone loss happens after the tooth loss?

 The most natural function of the teeth is to help with chewing and speaking. Can you imagine trying to speak without the teeth? If you lose even a single tooth, the efficiency of the entire mouth gets affected. It may seem fine to you and you may feel that you are carrying on everything normally but in reality the tissues start being impacted and bone loss starts.

The bone typically involved in the functioning of the mouth is alveolar bone or the ridge bone. The function of alveolar bone is to support and hold your teeth in place. If tooth is lost or is missing, the bone has no work or nothing to support, so starts to atrophy i.e. the bone loss starts. Alveolar bone loss causes the loss of the jaw bone as well. In fact, every time you use your tooth to chew, the attached alveolar bone will build up and strengthen. The bone loss causes the bone to recede in the body (you can say it happens because the bone feels unwanted).

Did you know that if you do not get the lost tooth treated you will lose about 25% of the bone in the first year itself and this loss just accelerates form there on?

Another dental treatment that can increase the rate of bone loss is the use of dentures. The dentures tend to cause pressure on ridges sometimes and cause resorption. The biggest disadvantage of bone loss is that it makes the wrinkles appear around the mouth and the cheek.

The most effective treatment for bone loss to replace the missing tooth in the jawbone. This way the pressure becomes the same as the natural teeth and bones remain healthy. However, it is not possible in all cases to replace immediately and bone resorption occurs. The loss of bone density makes the bone porous and causes leads to loss in volume.

What is bone grafting?

Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that replaces the bone tissue to repair and rebuild the bone of the jaw. The bone can be transplant from other part of body and or from cadaver. It will help to re-growth the bone and support the implant. Top dental surgeons in Mumbai use techniques like the 3D CT scan to capture the images of teeth and understand the bone density. Bone grafting is well practiced and completely safe.

Where does the dental bone graft material come from?

Upon examination best bone graft implant surgeons in Mumbai will  come to know how much bone is actually available for further dental treatments and if bone grafting is needed then they can take it any of the below mentioned five different sources:

  • Autograph (your own body): your body is the best source of bone for bone grafting. It is the most preferred source of bone grafting. As it retains the same properties of the body, the success rate for acceptance is highest.
  • Allografts (from another person body: bone may be taken from other person’s too and mostly cadaver is used for obtaining bones for grafting. The extracted bone materials is processed in the clinical conditions to ensure that it is disease free and don’t not cause any immune reactions in the receptor site.
  • Xenografts (animal): This type of graft is taken from the bones of animals. Mostly cow bone is used for this purpose. However, this does not stimulate the body to produce new cells.
  • Alloplasts (hydroxyapatite): It is a natural material found that mimics the natural bone and a good option for bone graft when there is no other option available.
  • Synthetic material: a lot of research going on to create the most biocompatible synthetic materials for bone graft. The combination of ceramic, bioactive glass and calcium are used for the dental bone grafting.

What is the dental bone graft procedure?

Bone grafting for dental implants and other dental treatments is a straightforward and simple procedure and therefore is a little or no chance of any side effects or the bone not staying ‘put’. Best dental surgeons in Mumbai use the following basic steps for bone grafting for dental implants:

  • Clinical examination: On the first visit, dentist or oral surgeon will first examine your medical history, present overall health conditions and the dental history as well as do a thorough clinical examination and check the bones and tissues at the site of missing tooth.

If the dental implant is recommended for you, the next step is to build 3D visualization of the face, jaw; head anatomy as well as morphology. X-rays are recommended for the bone status. The Esthetic Clinics, Mumbai is fully equipped with the most advanced Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) machine for all the examinations.

 If bone graft is required, then following steps are taken for the surgical procedure of bone grafting for Implants in Mumbai:

  • Anaesthesia: this surgical procedure is performed under the local anaesthesia and if required general anaesthesia is given when the bone is being prepared for the graft.
  • Bone sourcing or extraction: the bone is taken either from your body, cadaver, or the synthetic material. Once the surgeon has extracted the bone, he will then prepare the bone for grafting and implanting.
  • Bone graft insertion: the oral surgeon makes an incision in the gum at the surgical site and pulls the gum up to expose the bone. Then the bone graft material inserted at the site, usually between the sections of two bones. Now the bone graft is secured and gum tissues are put back in their place.
  • Suturing: Once the flat is put to the position that the oral surgeon approves he will suture the flat in place. Then a gingival pack will be placed to promote the healing.
  • Post-operative recovery: The healing process allows the bone material to fuse with the existing bone and grow naturally. Post bone grafting for implant surgery in Mumbai, the healing time can take anywhere from four to six months or maybe more in some cases.
  • Follow-up: you will need to visit your dentist regularly. He will monitor the progress of the bone rehabilitation. Once the bone is matured and ready to accept a dental implant, then the implant insertion is takes place.


Precautions to take before dental bone grafting surgery

Before the surgery, the eating and drinking must be avoided for at least for 8-10 hours, depending upon the type of anaesthesia.

Some medicines should be stopped before the surgery like the blood thinners. Based on the medical condition, the doctor will instruct the necessary precautions monitor your progress.

Post-operative care

  • Post surgery you may feel week and dizzy due to anaesthesia. Avoid driving the vehicle yourself while returning home.
  • You may experience mild swelling, pain, and discomfort for first few days after surgery. It will be subside over the time with medications.
  • Continue to take medication prescribed by the dentist, as per schedule.
  • You can apply ice packs on the cheek or area of swelling to relief.
  • Do not put pressure on surgical site.
  • Avoid harsh brushing near the surgical area. Use soft bristle brush.
  • Avoid eating hot and spicy food for few days, and restrict foods to soft and easily digestive foods.

Dental implant insertion

Once the bone grafting for implant is successful the jawbone is ready for implant insertion. Top oral surgeons in Mumbai will give a time line for dental implant. Dental implant procedure is also done under local anaesthesia. The surgeon will make another incision in the gum above the alveolar bone, lift the flap, drill a hole in the grafted bone, and screw the titanium implant in place. The top part of the implant remains below the gum line and is further connected to the abutment or connector. This abutment is attached to the prosthesis.

Using bone grafting for implant provides the artificial tooth the stability to carry out routine functions.

What is the cost of bone grafting surgery for a dental implant in Mumbai?

When you come to think of the comfort that the bone graft and implant provide the cost of bone grafting surgery for implant become priceless. Dental plants give you the ability to enjoy the foods that you love and the cost of bone graft surgery in Mumbai includes the whole procedure i.e. bone graft and implant.

The price of bone graft for implant surgery varies with the type of graft used, the expertise of the surgeon and the cost of dental implants. If you too are looking for a successful implant then call us today at The Esthetic Clinics, Mumbai and we will make the procedure simpler and easier on your pocket.

Why Choose The Esthetic Clinics, Mumbai?

Our team of highly qualified specialists have the expertise with all kinds of dental procedures. They concentrate on the replacement of the missing teeth and restoration of the natural teeth.

Be assured our professionals will offer personalized solutions in a non-judgmental way and will work along with you to develop a treatment plan that meets your emotional, personal and financial needs.

The Esthetic Clinics, Mumbai offers you flawless accuracy in diagnosis and treatments. Each of our dental specialists have advanced training across the world, been acclaimed internationally, so sit back and relax, you are in good hands.

We follow stringent and strict sterilization protocols ensuring seamless procedures. Being patient-centric, we understand how unique each patient’s need is. We counsel them through each step, acquainting them with the various dental procedures and thus providing them with their customized and personalized tailor-made pain-free solutions.

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Best Plastic, Cosmetic & Oculoplastic Surgery in Mumbai, India

Dr. Debraj Shome is Director and Co founder of The Esthetic Clinics. He has been rated amongst the top surgeons in India by multiple agencies. The Esthetic Clinics patients include many international and national celebrities who prefer to opt for facial cosmetic surgery and facial plastic surgery in Mumbai because The Esthetic Clinics has its headquarters there.

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