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Bone Grafting

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Bone Grafting Leederville

Bone grafting is a procedure usually needed when there is not enough bone available to support the placement of dental implants.

Bone volume loss can be caused by several factors, including:

  • Infection (dental decay)
  • Facial trauma and injury
  • Gum disease
Many patients prefer to use their bone for the procedure for personal reasons but may also opt to receive bone from a donor.

If the patient opts for using their bone, it is usually extracted from behind the teeth, chin, or other areas in the body like the hip or shin.

Using your bone as a bone graft material will require having a donor and surgical site. This can cause additional healing time (and extra pain).

However, many prefer using their bone despite these effects.

Types of Bone Grafting

Z Bone Grafting

A bone grafting procedure involves adding bone or bone grafting material to the affected area. Bone graft materials can be easily acquired from other areas of the jaw or from pre-packaged bone graft mineral.

Z Socket Grafting

When tooth is extracted, the bone around the extraction site tends to collapse inward and shrink. However, bone can be preserved and enhanced by adding bone material to the site.

Z Sinus Grafting

The maxillary sinuses are the empty pockets behind your cheeks, above the upper back teeth. Sometimes, after an upper molar is pulled and the socket heals, a thin layer of bone will stay underneath the sinus.

If the sinus floor is too thin, bone grafting to the area may be required before implants can be placed.

Z Ridge Augmentation

When your teeth have been missing for a quite long time, the bone left may become too narrow and/or too short for dental implants.

In these cases, small and fitted bonegrafts can be placed to provide adequate bone thickness and height.

Bone Grafting Procedure

The bone grafting procedure usually only needs local anaesthesia, though oral or IV sedation can also be used for a higher state of relaxation.

Since a small incision is made into the gums to access the bone that will receive the graft material, you may feel pain in the site post surgery.

This can usually be treated by over-the-counter medications and painkillers, and regular ice therapy.

Over the next few months, your body will replace the graft with your own bone, reversing progressive bone loss.

Bone Grafting in Leederville

Bone grafting procedures performed at Dentists on Vincent are safe and effective. Your treatment plan is carefully tailored just for you!

Visit your Leederville dentist today!

To know more about bone grafting in Leederville, call us on (08) 9242 4400 or request your appointment online.

We are located at 322 Vincent Street in Leederville.

Frequently Asked

What is bone grafting?
Bone grafting is a dental procedure done to rebuild the bone in the areas of the mouth where bone has been lost.
How long does it take to heal?
After a day or two, you should starting feeling normal. However, the bone-regeneration process has only just began. Your body will continue to produce new bone cells over the next months.
How long is the recovery period?
This depends on the type of bone grafting, the size of the graft and your own particular healing! A full evaluation of this can be made at your consultation at Dentists on Vincent.
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Contact Info

Dentists on Vincent Leederville

Address: 322 Vincent St, Leederville, WA 6007

Phone: (08) 9242 4400

Email: smile@dentistsonvincent.com.au

Opening Hours

Mon: Closed

Tue: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Wed: 9:30 AM – 6:30 PM

Thu: 9:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Fri: 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Sat: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM (by appointment)

Sun: Closed


There is ample car parking across the road from the practice

There are cafes and eateries within walking distance


Dentists on Vincent is located in Leederville, 14 min from Northbridge and only short stroll from Leederville Oval and Water Corporation

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