Bone Grafting in Castle Rock CO
Bone grafting is used to restore or regenerate bone that has been lost due to periodontal disease, tooth extraction, trauma, or other dental conditions. When the supporting bone around teeth is damaged or lost, it can lead to tooth instability, aesthetic concerns, and difficulty in placing dental implants. Bone grafting aims to rebuild the lost bone volume, providing a solid foundation for the teeth or dental implants. Bone graft material serves as a scaffold for new bone cells to grow and fill the defect. The patient's body gradually replaces the graft material with their own regenerated bone. The healing process typically takes several months.
Grafting Techniques: There are different types of bone graft materials and techniques used in periodontics. The choice depends on factors such as the size and location of the defect, the amount of bone loss, and the patient's specific needs. Some common bone grafting techniques include:
a. Autograft (Patient’s bone)
b. Allograft (Donor bone)
c. Xenograft (Animal bone)
d. Synthetic grafts
Benefits: Bone Preservation and Regeneration, Improved Tooth Stability, and Facilitation of Dental Implant Placement.