Dental Implants and Jawbone Grafting

Jawbone Grafting

Dental implants in Nottingham and jawbone grafting is on the very edge of dentistry and really belongs in the realms of oral surgery.  Sometimes, when preparing a patient for a dental implant, it will become apparent that it is too soon or that the jaw has otherwise been damaged.  This could have been the result of an open socket like complication or an advanced abscess. Either way, it necessitates the need for a bone graft before a dental implant can be implanted.

The current standard procedure for dental implantation involves opening the gum and placing the implant into a vacant or naturally occurring socket, or after drilling a socket for the implant in order to maximize successful implantation rates. There are strict guidelines on jaw density and jaw thickness that is considered acceptable for receiving an implant.

If after screening, a patient is insistent that they wish to proceed with … Read More