Dental Implant Bone Graft Procedure
Dr. Webster will first numb the area with a local anesthetic. The area to be augmented will be accessed through an incision made in the gums. Then, the dental bone graft will be placed and secured with titanium screws. After the dental bone graft has been secured, Dr. Webster will suture the gum tissue back in place.
Following the dental bone graft procedure, you will be given antibiotics and pain medication. Because you will need to treat the area with special care as it heals, a soft diet is recommended in the very beginning. It can take six to nine months before the dental implant bone graft area has healed sufficiently to place the implant.