Importance of Bone in Dentistry
Bone is the foundation that houses our teeth and dental implants.
Sufficient and stable bone dimension is essential in maintaining our teeth and dental implants.
Loss of bone may lead to loose teeth and implants and eventually losing them.
Why is Bone Grafting Needed?
Bone dimension inevitably diminishes over time after tooth extraction. Consequently, certain dental restoration such as dental implants may not be possible without bone grafting.
When Will Bone Grafting Be Needed?
Bone grafting is best carried out during the extraction procedure. This is because the area is already numbed for extraction. No added discomfort is expected if bone grafting is carried out at this stage.
Benefit: the dimension of the bone is maximally preserved, this can prevent extensive and complicated bone grafting procedures in the future.
The cost of a bone graft treatment in Singapore will vary depending on the site, size and timing.
To be advised by the clinician.
They are usually painless as you will be kept sedated throughout the process.
Should you feel pain after the treatment process, you will be given painkillers to help ease the pain.
Depending on many factors such as the types of graft, the area in which the graft was placed and your body's healing capacity, the healing process will take between 3 and 9 months.