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Bone Graft
Author: Hào Nghiêm
Review Date: August 6, 2018 | Last Modified: August 27, 2019
Bone Graft


1. What is Bone Graft?

Bone Graft is a surgical procedure carried out to fix the patient’s jaw bone that are damaged from tooth loss, gum disease, trauma. This procedure may fill the void where the bone is absent and will help provide structural stability to later install dental implants. Bone grafting may also be used to maintain bone structure after tooth extraction.

The bone used Bone Graft can come from your body, a donor, or it can be entirely man-made.  The two most common types of Bone Graft are:

  • Allograft: uses bone from a deceased donor or a cadaver that has been cleaned and stored in a tissue bank.
  • Autograft: comes from a bone inside your body, such as your ribs, hips, pelvis, or wrist.

2. What is the purpose of Bone Graft?

The purpose of Bone Graft is to:

  • Increase the longevity of teeth and implants
  • Create a natural gum tissue form and level
  • Improve aesthetics and visual balance
  • Improve hygiene and teeth cleaning
  • Provide proper support for implants


1. When is Bone Graft needed?

Patients may need this procedure if they have sustained an injury that has damaged their jaw bone. Similarly, if you have a congenital disease that causes you to have less jaw bone than usual, you may also be a candidate for a dental bone graft. In other cases, if you are getting dental implants, you may need a bone graft if part of your jaw has deteriorated.

If you’ve had a lot of teeth extracted, your jaw bone can naturally deteriorate. Basically, when the bone isn’t holding teeth in place, the body believes it doesn’t need the jaw bone and it starts to disappear

2. Who are eligible for Bone Graft?

Indications for bone grafting can be absolute or relative. Absolute indications correspond to those situations in which, because of a defect in or height or width, it would be impossible to place any implant. Relative indications are those situations in which bone reconstruction may allow the insertion of an adequate number of implants.

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1. Cost of Bone Graft in Viet Nam

Artificial Bone Grafts usually cost less than  6 million VND per tooth, and bone autograft cost more than 8 million VND per tooth.

2. Cost of Bone Graft in other countries

In Malaysia, the cost of Bone Graft is estimated to range from $123.08 to $738.46, and the average cost is $492.31. In India, bone graft cost about $34.88.


1. What should I do before Bone Graft?

Before the procedure, there are several things you should notice:

•   All medications that inhibit platelets including Aspirin, Motrin, Aleve, Ibuprofen and similar medications as well as herbal medications should be stopped approximately two weeks prior to graft placement.

•   All removable dental appliances should be checked and adjusted so that they do no impinge or move the graft during healing.

•   Grafts from the hip or from the leg will require a period of some limited activity, possibly seven to fourteen days before resuming more vigorous physical activity. Your doctor will discuss this with you prior to your procedure

2. What should I do after Bone Graft?

You may be told to avoid extreme exercise for up to 6 months, and the first weeks after the procedure you will need to follow a soft food diet. Your dentist will also give you instructions about brushing and flossing during healing, this is very important because everybody is at risk of getting an infection if the wound is not properly taken care of. If you’re a smoker, you must stop during healing. This activity slows or prevents bone healing, and the graft is more likely to fail.

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1. How long does Bone Graft last?

The bone graft dental procedure takes between 45-90 minutes, and is performed in your dentist’s clinic. The initial recovery period lasts about two weeks. Following the bone graft procedure, the waiting time until a solid bone mass is received is between 3-6 months, in most clinical cases. The cases in which the waiting time is longer are when either a sinus lift procedure is performed, or when extensive bone deficiency exists. In such cases, the waiting time is at least 5-6 months. The recovery time also depends on the type of bone substitute used, the complexity of the graft procedure, and the location of the transplant in the mouth (upper or lower jaw).

2. How is the procedure of Bone Graft?

Depending on the condition of your jaw bone, your doctor will decide which type of bone graft will be used before your surgery. Thanks to anesthesia you won’t be able to feel anything during the procedure. During this period, your oral surgeon will make an incision in the skin above where the graft is needed. They’ll then shape the bone to fit the area. The graft will be held in place using pins, plates, screws, wires or cables, and once the graft is securely in place, your surgeon will close the incision with stitches.

3. What happens after the procedure?

After the dental bone graft surgery, there will be some discomfort, as there is with any kind of oral surgery. However, the pain should be relatively minor and is comparable to the pain experienced with a tooth extraction. While minor aches and pains are normal, your dentist will prescribe you an anti-inflammatory drug to help manage your discomfort level. If you still feel pain, try applying ice to the area.

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Complications & Side Effects

1. What complications could arise from Bone Graft?

Several complications may arise after Bone Graft procedure:

  • Bone graft failure
  • Postoperative infection
  • Bone graft exposure

2. What are the possible side effects of Bone Graft?

Possible side effects that may occur:

  • Pain after the surgery when the effects of anesthesia fade away
  • Swelling and pain at the surgical site
  • Numbness and tingling sensation

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