Bone Grafting Procedure
1. Fractured Front tooth
Tooth fracture from trauma results in premature tooth loss
2. Bone loss
Bone loss is a direct result of a fractured tooth. A fractured tooth when it extends to the bone level cannot be restored. An extraction is recommended at this point.
3. Tooth Extraction
Tooth is then extracted and when there is insufficient bone, a bone graft is recommended.
4. Bone Graft Placed
A dental bone graft is added to increase density and volume for the placement of an implant. The most commonly used bone graft is an allograft, which is purchased from a human tissue bank.
5. Membrane placed
Membranes serve a role in protecting grafts by preventing unwanted tissues from growing into the area of bone healing
6. Suturing of gum tissue
Completed after the membrane is placed to protect the integrity of the tissue
7. Healed Extractions site
Healing is usually completed 3 to 6 months after the bone graft has been placed. Every person is different however, and healing is dependent on several health and environmental factors.
8. Dental Implant is placed
Once the dental implant is placed, it osseointegrates with the bone. This is a process that takes anywhere between 3 to 6 months.
9. Implant crown is attached
An implant crown is screwed on to the abutment of the implant in the final stage.