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Get to know about jaw bone grafting and the approximate cost of this procedure

Jaw Bone Grafting, Jaw bone grafting is considered one of the essential procedures that many people may undergo, primarily after considering dental implants, as it greatly supports the jaw and adds greater strength to the screw that will be implanted in place of the missing tooth. In this article, we will learn in detail about the specifics of this procedure and what it entails, so follow us.

Jaw Bone Grafting

Jaw Bone Grafting

Jaw Bone Grafting: Introduction and Importance

Jaw bone grafting is an important surgical procedure that helps restore the normal function of the jaw and facial aesthetics, which we will learn about in detail. Jaw bone grafting is one of the essential procedures closely linked to dental implants. We will also explain how this surgical procedure is performed, who needs to undergo this procedure, and the associated benefits and risks.

Initially, jaw grafting involves what is known as jaw bone augmentation, a procedure that precedes dental implants, as we have previously informed you. It is performed in cases where the individual suffers from a significant and apparent deficiency in the jaw bones, making them unsuitable for implantation. This can occur due to jaw resorption or atrophy, or even as a result of tooth extraction and waiting for an extended period before filling the gap.

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What is Jaw Bone Grafting?

Jaw bone grafting is a surgical procedure aimed at replacing or reconstructing lost or damaged bone in the jaw area by grafting new bone. The grafted bone can be taken from the patient’s own body, from a donor, or from synthetic sources.

The placement of the grafted bone varies from case to case. It is possible to take bones from the patient themselves, from their chin or behind their wisdom teeth, and graft them into the desired area to support the bone. Alternatively, it can be obtained from another person as a donor or even from an animal, typically a cow.

What is Jaw Bone Grafting?

What is Jaw Bone Grafting?

Who are the candidates for Jaw Bone Grafting?

Despite the successful outcomes of jaw bone grafting procedures, there are still many individuals who may be excluded from undergoing this procedure, while a greater number of individuals need to undergo this procedure. The necessity for this procedure is determined by the following groups of candidates:

  • Individuals who suffer from the effects of tumor removal surgery.
  • Individuals who have sustained severe injuries and wounds in the jaw area.
  • Individuals suffering from jaw bone deterioration due to gum disease or jaw bone inflammation.
  • Individuals suffering from jaw bone deficiency due to advanced age.
  • Individuals who wish to undergo dental implants and require additional bone to secure the implant.

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What happens during Jaw Bone Grafting Surgery?

Many people wonder what happens during jaw bone grafting procedures. In reality, jaw bone grafting is an operation that is important for the patient to understand all its steps in detail, as follows:

  • Jaw bone grafting involves a surgical procedure performed under general anesthesia.
  • The surgeon opens the affected jaw area and removes any damaged tissue before grafting the bone.
  • The grafted bone is secured in place using surgical screws or metal plates.
  • The procedure is followed by closing the wound and applying a dressing to aid in wound healing.
What happens during Jaw Bone Grafting Surgery?

What happens during Jaw Bone Grafting Surgery?

What are the types of grafted jaw bone and their sources?

When we hear the term jaw bone grafting, the first thing that comes to mind is where the bones can be obtained for grafting into the jaw. In reality, the sources used for jaw bone grafting can be divided into three main types:

  1. Autogenous bone (from the patient’s own body): The bone is extracted from other areas of the patient’s body, such as the lower jaw or pelvis.
  2. Allogenic bone (from a donor): The bone is obtained from another donor and undergoes processing to ensure its safety before being used for grafting.
  3. Alloplastic bone (synthetic): Synthetic materials specifically designed to mimic natural bone and provide the necessary support for the damaged jaw area are used.

Steps of Jaw Bone Grafting

It is important for every patient to understand most of the appropriate methods and steps through which they can learn about the appropriate method and the basic steps involved in undergoing this surgery, which are as follows:

  1. During the initial visit, the doctor will fully assess your gums and determine the necessary treatment based on X-ray images of the jaws.
  2. The patient’s condition is then diagnosed, and the urgent need for jaw bone grafting is determined.
  3. Next, the appropriate bone source for the patient is selected and obtained.
  4. The jaw bone grafting surgery is performed by making an incision in the gum under local anesthesia, preparing the area, grafting the bone and accompanying tissues, covering it with a barrier membrane, and waiting for the new bone to heal and integrate with the jaw.
  5. The procedure is followed by post-surgical care and ensuring proper wound healing and recovery.

How does Jaw Bone Grafting work?

A small incision is made in the gum tissues to expose the jaw bone, and then the jaw bone grafting material is packed into and around the desired grafting area. The bulk grafts are then secured in place and covered with an absorbable protective membrane, closed with surgical sutures, and left to heal.

Jaw bone grafting works by replacing lost or damaged bone with new bone, allowing the jaw to regain its normal function and improving facial appearance. The grafted bone gradually integrates with the surrounding bone tissue, promoting wound healing and providing the necessary support for teeth and surrounding tissues.

How does Jaw Bone Grafting work?

How does Jaw Bone Grafting work?

What are the benefits of Jaw Bone Grafting?

There are numerous benefits that can be obtained from jaw bone grafting, as it provides a solution for many difficult problems and recurring crises. These benefits are achieved through the following:

  • Restoration of the normal function of the jaws and improvement of chewing and speaking abilities.
  • Improvement of facial appearance and elimination of wrinkles and sagging in the jaw area.
  • Providing necessary support for teeth and surrounding tissues.
  • Increasing the chances of successful dental implants in cases of bone loss.
  • Preventing the risk of further tooth loss in the future.
  • Facilitating the dental implant process for those suffering from conditions such as osteoporosis.
  • Restoring self-confidence significantly and remarkably.
  • The success rate of jaw bone grafting is high compared to other procedures.

What are the risks of Jaw Bone Grafting?

Despite the numerous benefits that we have mentioned regarding jaw bone grafting, like any other procedure, it may involve potential risks. These potential risks of jaw bone grafting include:

  • Bleeding, swelling, and pain associated with surgery.
  • Infection transmission and delayed wound healing.
  • Rejection of the grafted bone and failure of the procedure.
  • Weakening or fracture of the grafted bone after surgery.
  • Changes in sensation or movement due to nerve injury.
  • A prolonged treatment period, often requiring more than a year for complete healing and integration.
What are the risks of Jaw Bone Grafting?

What are the risks of Jaw Bone Grafting?

The Approximate Cost of Jaw Bone Grafting

The cost of jaw bone grafting varies between countries and hospitals, and the cost can be affected by the bone source and the type of surgery required. Therefore, it is best to consult with the treating physician to obtain an accurate cost estimate before undergoing the procedure.

Generally, this procedure for jaw bone grafting can range from $250 to $1,000 USD (approximately 15,000 to 30,000 Egyptian pounds) per graft if using animal or synthetic sources. For human donor or autologous (patient’s own) bone, the cost can reach $1,500 to $3,000 USD (approximately 30,000 to 90,000 Egyptian pounds), which is considered a significant expense for a surgical procedure.

Who needs Jaw Bone Grafting?

Here are the most prominent cases that require advanced jaw bone grafting:

  • Individuals who suffer from the effects of tumor removal surgery, resulting in severe injuries to the jaw area.
  • Those suffering from severe bone deterioration due to gum disease or jaw bone inflammation.
  • Those suffering from severe jaw bone deficiency due to advanced age.
  • Those who wish to undergo dental implants and require additional bone to secure the implant.

What is the expected level of pain after Jaw Bone Grafting?

The expected level of pain after jaw bone grafting varies from person to person and depends on the type of surgery and the source of the grafted bone. Pain is typically alleviated through the use of pain medication and proper post-surgical care. However, it is important to consult with the doctor if the pain persists or worsens beyond the expected level.

What is the expected level of pain after Jaw Bone Grafting?

What is the expected level of pain after Jaw Bone Grafting?

What are the advantages of Jaw Bone Grafting?

The advantages of jaw bone grafting include:

  • Improving the patient’s quality of life by restoring the normal functions of the jaws.
  • Enhancing facial aesthetics and self-confidence.
  • Providing the necessary support for teeth and surrounding tissues, allowing for dental implants and improving oral health.
  • Treating bone healing delays and strengthening the bone in the jaw area.

Overall, jaw bone grafting is a beneficial surgical procedure that helps restore jaw function and improve the quality of life for patients suffering from bone loss
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or damage. Patients should consult with their treating physicians to determine if they are good candidates for jaw bone grafting and to benefit from the multiple advantages the procedure offers. To learn more about the success rate of dental implants, follow the next article and click here.

Conclusion

Jaw bone grafting is a surgical procedure that aims to replace lost or damaged bone in the jaw area. The appropriate bone source is selected based on the patient’s condition and individual needs. The main benefits of the procedure include restoring the normal functions of the jaws and improving facial appearance. Although there are some potential risks, jaw bone grafting can be an effective solution for patients suffering from jaw bone damage.

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