What does the term dental bone grafting mean?

Dental bone grafting means that the jaw bone is complemented. Before the insertion of a dental implant, the dentist must make sure that the patient has a sufficient amount of bone mass.

When is dental bone grafting necessary?

The dentist must make sure that the patient has an adequate amount of jaw bone to host the dental implant. If this is not the case, dental bone grafting is necessary.Furthermore, it is important to know that in the period between the loss of the teeth and the implantation, the probability of bone loss (osteoporosis) is very high. Considering this issue, the implantation should take place as soon as possible after the loss of a teeth.

Which materials are used for dental bone grafting?

Bone transplantation serves for the reconstruction of damaged or lost teeth. Generally, there are different kinds of dental bone grafting materials. However, the following are the most common:

artificial bone replacement material, own bone mass (e.g. extracted from the jaw, chin or iliac crest), animal bone material (e.g. cow bone)
The artificial bone material is manufactured of synthetic materials, the structure of which imitates the human bone tissue. Evidently, the safest method is the transplantation of the patient’s own bone tissue (e.g. taken from the iliac crest), as the use of own bone tissue serves the healing process best. In this case, the surgeon extracts bone particles from different body parts of the patient and transplants them into the jaw bone.

How much does dental bone grafting cost?

The costs of dental bone grafting depend on numerous factors: the method of bone grafting, the costs of the operation, the type and the amount of bone grafting material. These depend on the individual: e.g. how many teeth and how much bone mass has to be replaced. Dentistry calculates dental bone grafting costs per unit. For more information about dental bone grafting costs.

What kind of dental bone grafting methods are there?

There are several kinds of dental bone grafting methods, such as bone augmentation, socket preservation and sinus lift. However, the dentist needs to decide for each patient individually which type of dental bone grafting is most suitable and necessary for his or her case.

Sinus lift

Sinus lift is a special type of dental bone grafting, but it is also the most frequent method. The dentist lifts the floor of the maxillary sinus and complements it with bone replacement. This makes the jaw bone larger. This type of dental bone grafting usually takes place within the same operating session as the dental implant placement. The costs for this type of dental bone grafting are approximately 650 € for one jaw side in Hungary.

Where can dental bone grafting be carried out?

In theory, any qualified oral surgeon can carry out dental bone grafting. But it is a good idea to have a thorough look into the oral surgeon’s background. Our clinics and oral surgeons have the right qualifications and experience for dental bone grafting interventions.

What else you can do: nutrition for bone structure

To prevent bone loss (osteoporosis), one should also pay attention to the so-called bone building diet, especially since this disease occurs more often nowadays. Bone structure nutrition refers also to the fact that one should pay great attention to an appropriate daily intake of useful nutrients. Some foods are particularly unsuitable for a bone-building diet such as: white flour, refined sugar, protein, meat products, alcohol and beverages containing caffeine.
On the other hand, there are certain vitamins and mineral nutrients which influence the bone metabolism positively, so that you can develop an ideal bone structure. Such vitamins and mineral nutrients are: Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Vitamin K as well as phosphorus, magnesium and manganese.

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