Dental bone grafting in Sofia

Ability for bone grafting

Dentistry is a vast field, and treatment options are constantly expanding as a result of new discoveries and technologies. With scientific advancement, it is now possible to solve even the most complex cases and achieve the desired result for both the dentist and the patient.

When problems in the oral cavity are severe, appropriate measures are required. If you have lost one or more teeth for any reason (such as untimely treatment or periodontitis), you should not accept their absence, but rather take the necessary steps as soon as possible, because you will undoubtedly regret your mistake.

When is bone grafting necessary?

It is used in various cases of bone damage, and during the process preceding the placement of implants. This activity is part of dental surgery and is increasingly practiced precisely because of the growing popularity of dental implants.

After a tooth is extracted, a natural process of bone breakdown begins. The bone "melts," and over time, it becomes impossible to restore the tooth. It is impossible unless you opt for dental implants.

However, when there is no solid foundation, it is necessary to first start the construction of a new bone. The bone tissue has the ability to regenerate and
return to its original shape and size.
If you want to avoid all of this, you need to see a dentist at Kavident Dental Centre as soon as possible and proceed with implant placement. If you've already missed this opportunity, the only option is a bone graft.

The essence of bone grafting

Building a bone may sound too frightening and complicated, but it is actually not.
It is accomplished with the help of a bone graft. There are several types, and the dentists at Kavident will determine which one will be used in your case.

The procedure is surgical and is performed under anesthesia. The achievement of the desired effect is also dependent on several other factors, including the amount of calcium in the patient's body, which facilitates bone restoration. 

Types of dental bone grafts

Autographs are bone grafts that use bone from another part of the body and are implanted in place of a missing tooth to stimulate bone growth. In allographs, the donor is another person, but the procedure is the same. The first type of graft has zero chance of rejection, while the second has a minimal chance of rejection.

Bone can be stimulated to regenerate, and bone substitutes can be used to replace parts of it. They can be in the form of granules (for smaller surfaces) or small blocks of varying sizes and shapes depending on where they are to be placed.

Following implantation, the bone begins to grow again until it reaches the required size to hold the implant securely.

When the missing tooth is in front of the upper jaw, another procedure known as a sinus lift may be required. This is a pre-bone graft with sinus lift. Before proceeding, the implantologist will perform a computed tomography scan to determine which graft will be used.

After careful assessment of the necessary actions, the operation is performed, in which the floor of the sinus is moved and the place is filled with suitable bone material. This is done in two ways: on the side of the jaw or the teeth side.

Our dental specialists at Kavident will decide which technology will be used in your case. We will find highly qualified personnel and cutting-edge equipment that will facilitate any treatment and save pain and time.

Bone grafting aftercare

After the bone replacement, swelling and mild discomfort may occur. Antibiotics will most likely be required for a period of time to aid in the recovery process. Excessive pressure on the gums should also be avoided until the bone has regenerated.

It is critical to maintain good oral hygiene and to perform prophylactic examinations regularly to monitor progress. The bone substitute is completely displaced by newly grown bone a few months after it is placed. And the implants will be placed as soon as possible.