Dental bone graft class
Bone grafting is a dental procedure that can be performed in a majority of dental clinics. The surgery involves the creation of an incision in your gum to pave the way for the access of the bone below the gum. A grafting material is then added to the opening created on the gum. The grafting material used can either come from your body bone minerals or an animal. Before a grafting material is inserted in your gum, it must be well treated in a laboratory to make it safe and sterile.
Generally, grafting materials come in various forms such as granules, powder or gel that can be added to your body through injection. The collagen membrane covers the graft to ensure smooth and optimum bone repair. The layer acts as a scaffold to aid quick bone creation by your body. This procedure can be performed easily after tooth extraction in preparation for the tooth implant. Once the gum is left for a time, the jaw bones are reabsorbed in the body and fill in the gap left after tooth removal.
What are the uses of dental bone grafts?
The dental bone grafting procedure aims to achieve the following goals;
1. Saving the teeth
Suffering from periodontal disease can lead to bone loss. The teeth become loose, and you might end up losing them through tooth extraction which can be the only solution at that time. To save your teeth, the surrounding bone can be regenerated using the grafting procedure. Grafting will help in supporting the teeth and keeping them intact in their place too.
2. Tooth Extractions
Many people nowadays find themselves with only tooth removal options after the dentist realizes that the level of damage can’t be repaired. However, that’s not the end; you can consider a dental implant to replace the lost teeth. After the tooth extraction, if you have plans to replace the tooth with an artificial one, the bone grafting material can be placed in the tooth socket immediately after removal. Once the gum heals the dental implant procedure will take place easily since there is enough bone space to accommodate the new tooth.
3. Dental implant
This is a dental procedure that takes place to replace the lost teeth permanently. Implants involve placing of an artificial tooth in the space left by the lost tooth. However, the procedure requires an excellent bone density and volume to achieve proper functionality. In case the patient has a lost bone then grafting will be essential to regenerate adequate bone for the implant to take place. After the grafting, the patient will be given time to heal before the dental implant takes place.
To learn more about grafting, join our dental bone graft class in the next intake and learn from the experts. Our course is hands-on based. Therefore you learn from a working environment giving you the experience you require to fit in successfully in the job market. We have live patients giving you the opportunity to practice what you learn. For any questions or clarification contact us through our email address or phone number below.