Why is Bone Tissue Important?
Our teeth are the only type of organ that we use without taking a break from the moment we put them in our mouth. If we do not have regular maintenance and controls of this organ, its loss is inevitable. Losses often occur in the surrounding tissues of a tooth that is in a condition to be lost. The lost tissue is bone tissue. Loss of bone tissue sometimes reaches serious dimensions due to cysts and tumours, inflammatory disorders, trauma and tooth loss. Reconstruction of the lost bone is a very important and sensitive condition in terms of aesthetic problems, facial asymmetry, and inability to perform chewing function.
How is Block Graft Application Performed?
As a result of the films taken, the size of the procedure and the material to be used can be decided. If there is no problem in terms of the general health status of the patient to be treated and the medications he/she uses, it is more valuable for the patient’s own bone to be used during surgery in order to predict the success of the treatment. This bone is taken from the donor area in the patient’s mouth and placed in the recipient area with special techniques and auxiliary equipment. Bone healing is expected to take place for 6-8 months after surgery. After this stage, the bone is ready for implant or prosthesis construction.