If you need a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, we make sure that you have enough bone volume at the target site to insert and secure the implant in your jaw. If there isn’t enough bone volume, we use a bone grafting procedure.
About the bone-grafting procedure
The bone-grafting procedure is carried out using a local anaesthetic and can be completed in 60 to 90 minutes.
At the recipient site (where bone volume will be added), we lift the gum away from the underlying bone and assess how much bone is needed. The site is then filled with a bone-grafting material and secured in place with small pins or screws. The pins or screws are removed when the dental implant procedure is performed.
Next, we replace the gum and stitch it carefully into place. We remove the stitches about a week later.
After the procedure, you may experience some soreness, which you can alleviate using over-the-counter anti-inflammation and/or pain-relief medication. This slight discomfort shouldn’t last more than a day or two.
Why use bone grafts?
Tooth extraction: this is the most common use of bone grafting at our clinic. It is a preventive procedure whereby bone is added into a tooth socket after the tooth has been removed so as to have enough bone volume later if the patient decides to have a dental implant inserted.
For dental implants: dental implants require a small titanium post to be embedded in the jawbone as the root for a dental crown. To ensure the post is embedded securely and permanently, you need good bone volume and density. If you’ve experienced bone loss, a bone graft can be used to regenerate enough bone volume to receive the implant.
Saving teeth: as a result of gum disease, teeth can become loose and fall out. To save these teeth, bone grafting can be used to increase bone volume, thereby increasing bone support and helping to keep teeth more securely in place.
Does dental insurance cover bone grafting?
We can help you find out if your dental insurance coverage includes bone grafting. We can also prepare a claim for your insurance company, along with all required documents.
Did you know?
We also use alternatives to your own bone as a graft. Synthetic bone substitutes or bone from human donors or animal sources or even a mix of synthetic materials and animal bone are available for this procedure. Bone from other sources is treated by a lab to ensure it’s sterile and safe.
Looking for dental bone grafting in downtown Montreal?
At Comfort Care Dental Clinic in Montreal, we can remedy bone insufficiency or bone-loss problems through bone-grafting procedures. Come meet our team of dedicated dental professionals at our clinic conveniently located in downtown Montreal at 2045 Stanley Street, Suite 1100 – just around the corner from Peel metro station.