The Bone Grafting Process
During your initial consultation, Dr. Garrett will thoroughly examine your gums and jawbone to determine whether you need a supplemental procedure before receiving dental implants. There are several types of bone grafts, in which your dentist will determine the best option for your individual condition. Here at Oasis Dental Care, we’ll use bone tissue from a donor and graft it to the damaged bone through a process called allografting.
For your safety, we’ll ensure the piece is highly processed and inspected. In some cases, we offer a synthetic option to create a piece of bone. For your comfort, you’ll be administered a local anesthetic to numb the grafting and extraction sites.
Dr. Garrett will create a small incision in your gums and attach the new tissue to your existing jawbone. We’ll use a collagen membrane to cover and protect the graft, allowing the gums to effectively heal and support healthy jawbone growth. After your procedure, Dr. Garrett will prescribe an antibiotic and an oral rinse to help prevent infection. Recovery time can take as little as two weeks or up to three months, depending on individual circumstances.