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Bone Grafting

What is Bone Grafting?


What is Bone Grafting?

It is a procedure to repair or rebuild bone loss to secure over your jaw bone to recreate its height and thickness that have been previously lost due to:

  • Gum disease;
  • Previous tooth extractions;
  • Other jaw conditions, e.g. cysts or tumours in your jaw.


Do I Need a Bone Graft?

You may need bone grafting:
  • To increase bone volume for a strong foundation into which dental implants can be placed;
  • To treat gum disease;
  • For orthognathic surgical procedures;
  • To address face trauma or injury;
  • To replace a missing tooth.


Do I Need a Bone Graft?


Material for Bone Grafting

Bone grafting requires the use of an additional bone. There are four different types of graft materials that can be used include:
  • Autografts: Bone that is taken from your own body, e.g. from another part of your jaw;
  • Allograft grafts: Bone is taken from another human being;
  • Xenografts: Bone that is taken from another species that is not human, e.g. bovine sources;
  • Alloplastic bone grafts: Synthetic bone.

Your dentist will discuss with you which type of material will suit your situation the best.

Material for Bone Grafting


What Does the Procedure Involve?

Stage 1: Consultation

  • Your dentist will inform you at your treatment consultation if bone grafting is required, based on information from X-rays and CBCT scans, and your proposed treatment.

Stage 3: Post-Operative Care

Recovery from bone grafts depends on the size of the graft. After the procedure, your dentist will give you instructions on how to look after your mouth.


You may feel some pain after the procedure but pain medications will be administered to reduce the discomfort. 

Stage 2: Bone Grafting Procedure

  • Before the procedure, you will be given general anaesthesia. You ma also be placed under prior IV sedation or General Anaesthesia depending on your concerns and agreed individualised treatment plan.

  • Firstly, an incision will be made in the skin above where the graft will be placed. We will then shape the donated bone to fit the area. The graft will be held in place using any of the following: pins, plates, screws, wires, cables.

  • After which, the incision will be stitched and bandaged. A cast or splint may be used to support the bone while it heals. Usually, casting is not necessary.

What Are the Risks Involved?

Bone grafts carry these risks and others, including:
  • Pain;
  • Swelling;
  • Nerve injury;
  • Rejection of the bone graft;
  • Inflammation;
  • Blood clots.

What Are the Risks Involved?

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Why Choose Nuffield Dental?

Nuffield Dental is a one-stop, multi-disciplinary dental care centre. At Nuffield, we put you first. We believe in providing personalised service for each patient.

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Nuffield Dental is a one-stop, multi-disciplinary dental care centre. Here at Nuffield Dental, we pride ourselves of our personalised oral care for each and every one of our patients. We need to make sure you get all the help you need to make your dental procedures comfortable, accessible and seamless.

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Our dentists have a special interest inoral maxillofacial surgery and are accredited dental providers who have been helping patients achieve confident smiles.

Bone Grafting Costs in Singapore?

Please call one of our Nuffield Dental clinics in Singapore for pricing details.

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