Dr. Kopman will apply anesthetic at both the treatment and donor sites. Next, he will make an incision at the treatment site in order to assess the amount of tissue necessary. The donor tissue is then harvested from a second surgical site, most likely from the chin, accessed through the inside of the mouth. The needed bone and a bit of marrow will be collected before the incision is sutured closed.
The donor tissue will be placed at the treatment site and anchored with titanium screws. Titanium is biocompatible and also the material from which your dental implants will be made. Dr. Kopman may apply a small amount of bone marrow to the graft to facilitate the healing process and will then stitch the surgical wound closed. The healing process must be complete, which may take six to nine months, before your procedure for dental implants may be scheduled.
If you have suffered bone loss for any reason, you may still be able to receive dental implants after a successful bone graft. To schedule your personalized consultation in Melville, NY with Dr. Jeffrey Kopman and Dr. Harold Kopman, call our office today.
Drs. Kopman & Kopman are periodontists who proudly serve the Melville, Huntington, Dix Hills, Plainville, and Commack, NY areas, as well as surrounding areas.