Grafting Application in Oral Health in 3 Questions

Grafting Application in Oral Health in 3 Questions

What is Alveol Correction?

The places of the teeth in the jaw bones are called alveoli, and the bone surrounding these places is called the alveolar bone.

In some cases, sharp edges may occur in the upper part of the alveolar bone after tooth extraction. The surgical smoothing of these sharp edges is called alveolar correction.

This is a simple surgical operation performed under local anesthesia during the preparation of the mouth for the prosthesis. With this operation, the sharp bone protrusions on the single or multiple extraction sockets are flattened and the prosthesis is prevented from pressing on the gingiva on the jawbone.

What is Hard Tissue Grafting?

Bone loss in the lower or upper jaw may occur as a result of reasons such as periodontal disease, periapical lesions, recurrent abscesses, traumatic injuries, improper tooth extraction, implant failures, tumors or congenital diseases.

Melting bone tissue can create aesthetic problems and sometimes cause insufficient amount of bone for implant operations.

Hard tissue grafting is the process of placing human, animal origin or synthetic graft materials alone or in combination in order to gain the necessary contours for the prosthesis to the resorbed jawbone.

With this process, the volume of the jaw bones that are not suitable for prosthesis or implant application is increased and the tissue is made suitable for prosthesis or implant application. With the application of bone graft, any bone loss that has occurred in the jawbone can be compensated.

What Should Be Considered After Grafting?

Approximately 5-6 months should be waited for the bone graft application to give full results. Thus, the required time will be given for the newly applied bone tissue to fuse with the recipient site. Works done without waiting for this period will cause everything to be done again and the time will be longer.

During the waiting period, especially in the first period, excessive force to the operation area should be avoided and the medications prescribed by the physician to the patient should be used regularly in order to prevent possible infection.


Bagcilar Hospitadent

Chief Physician Dt. OGUZ KARA