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Bone Grafting

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What Is a Dental Bone Graft?

A dental bone graft procedure enhances the size and strength of your jaw in regions affected by bone loss. The grafting material can be sourced from your own body (autogenous), acquired from a human tissue bank (allograft), an animal tissue bank (xenograft), or be synthetic in nature (alloplast).

How Does a Dental Bone Graft Work?

A dental bone graft involves a multi-step process aimed at restoring or enhancing the bone structure in the jaw. Here’s how it generally works:

Consultation and Assessment

The process begins with a consultation with your dentist or oral surgeon. They will assess your oral health, review your medical history, and determine if a bone graft is needed based on factors such as tooth loss, bone density, and the planned dental procedure (e.g., dental implant placement).

Choosing the Graft Material

Depending on your case, your dental professional will discuss the appropriate graft material. This could be your own bone (autogenous graft), bone from a donor (allograft), bone from an animal (xenograft), or a synthetic material (alloplast).

Preparation

If the graft material is not from your own body, it will be prepared and sterilised to ensure compatibility and safety.

Placing and Securing the Graft

During the surgery, the chosen graft material is placed at the site where bone augmentation is needed. This could be a small area or a larger section of the jaw. The graft material serves as a scaffold for new bone growth.

In some cases, the graft material might be secured with small screws, pins, or membranes to keep it in place and encourage optimal healing.

Healing and Integration

Over time, your body’s natural healing processes will gradually replace the graft material with your own new bone. This process is called osseointegration. The existing bone fuses with the graft, strengthening the jaw’s structure.

Monitoring and Follow-Up

After the procedure, you will have follow-up appointments with your dental professional to monitor the healing process. Depending on the type of graft and your overall health, it might take several months for the graft to fully integrate and stabilise.

Subsequent Procedures

Once the bone graft has successfully integrated, it provides a solid foundation for further dental treatments, such as dental implant placement. The new bone provides the necessary support and structure for these procedures to be successful.

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Trust Your Bone Grafting Needs to Moorooka Dental Care

Our team uses the latest technology and techniques to ensure successful bone grafting outcomes, even in the most complex cases.

Our goal is to provide you with a stress-free experience while restoring your oral health and function. When you choose Moorooka Dental Care for your bone grafting needs, you can trust that you are receiving the highest standard of care from a dedicated team of professionals.

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Are You Put to Sleep for a Dental Bone Graft?

The type of anaesthesia or sedation used for a dental bone graft procedure varies depending on factors like the procedure’s complexity and your preferences.

Most bone grafts are performed under local anaesthesia, numbing the treated area and allowing you to remain awake. However, if you experience anxiety or seek a more relaxed experience, options like oral sedation or intravenous (IV) sedation can be used to help you feel at ease, possibly causing drowsiness or sleepiness.

For extensive cases, such as complex surgeries, general anesthesia might be considered, inducing full unconsciousness. Your dental professional will discuss the available options and recommend the best approach for your comfort and the procedure’s requirements.

How Long Does It Take to Recover from a Dental Bone Graft?

The recovery time after a dental bone graft procedure can differ based on factors like the graft’s complexity, location, and individual healing abilities.

Initially, you might experience swelling, discomfort, and minor bleeding, which gradually subside. Pain can be managed with medication. Over the following days and weeks, you’ll likely follow a soft-food diet and attend to post-operative care, such as oral hygiene and avoiding certain activities.

The complete healing and integration of the graft with your natural bone usually takes several months. Regular follow-up appointments with your dental professional will help monitor progress.

If the graft is a precursor to dental implants, a second procedure might be required once integration is complete. Adhering to your dentist’s instructions is crucial for a smooth recovery and optimal outcomes.

What our patients say

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I had the pleasure of having my dental work done at Moorooka dental care. It has been an amazing experience, Fatimatu at reception was extremely helpful. I was treated by Dr Furqan today and I found him very professional and gentle. I've also seen Dr Reza and Dr Zaheer and found them to be extremely good. I will highly recommend this practice.

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Fantastic staff. I am a truly anxious patient, and the receptionist, Frances, who took my first contact call, I felt safe. Dr Reza Sunny was so patient with me, allowing me to do tapping when I was overwhelmed, never losing focus, totally understanding. Incredibly kind. Incredibly good dentist. I had cleaning, filling, and removal of a broken molar. Even though I may still get anxious I feel safe returning when needed.

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I was astonished about the successful outcome of my dental procedure. Thank you Casey and Dr Reza, what a professional and dedicated team. I mentioned to my partner about it, and we went back to the clinic and she made an appointment for herself on the spot. I do not hesitate to recommend to any one the services of Moorooka Dental Care. Thank you all for your friendly attention, starting from the reception all way to the manager. Looking forwards to see you again.

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Can't thank the team at Moorooka dental care enough for an amazing friendly experience! I have now seen both Dr Reza Sunny for general cosmetics work including fillings to teeth whitening, clean up/check ups. Very good at explaining and being upfront with procedures process and Dr Zaheer who removed both my bottom wisdoms last week did an absolute fantastic job from start to finish. They even went the extra mile to call up and check up on me a few days later to see how my recovery was going. 10/10 for service and pricing. Thanks

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Moorooka Dental Care is one of the best dental practices I've been to. The team is friendly, the office is modern and clean. I have had the pleasure to be cared by Dr. Zaheer and Dr. Reza. Both are excellent professionals. They took the time to explain the procedures and the subsequent cares. I even got a follow up call from the practice manager, Ahmed, the next day. I highly recommend them!

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Where to find us

Moorooka Dental Care

Shop C, 132 Beaudesert Road,
Moorooka QLD 4105

Tel: (07) 3848 3193

Public Transport:

From the city to Moorooka Dental Care, you may hop on the buses with numbers 110/125/115 /124. If you are travelling from the south side, you may take the buses with the numbers 110/115/117/124/125.

Our practice is 1.9km from the Moorooka train station.

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