Dental Bone Graft

Would you like a dental implant to restore your appearance and oral health back to its former glory? Have you been told by another dentist you need a bone graft?

What You Need to Know About a Dental Bone Graft

Whether a cavity has reduced your tooth to nothing, you are left with gummy space after tooth removal, or gum disease has caused you to lose teeth, a bone graft will be necessary to repair and rebuild your damaged bone. This will ensure your mouth and jaw are strong enough to support a dental implant FOR LIFE!

Here at the Gentle Dental, we are implant dentists and understand patients’ concerns regarding pre-implant procedures. Perhaps you may want a second opinion concerning your implant treatment and what steps you must take to make this a reality. Let us have a look and tell you what we think.


Our past bone graft patients wanted to know:

  • How long does it take to recover from a dental bone graft? Can take anywhere from 2 weeks to two months.
  • Are dental bone grafts painful? As with any surgery, you can expect some discomfort following the surgery, however, it is completely bearable, feeling often the same as a tooth extraction.
  • What can I expect after a dental bone graft? Expect some slight discomfort. You will be prescribed anti-inflammatory medicine to help you feel more comfortable as well as prevent infection.
  • Are dental bone grafts necessary? They will be an essential step for dental implants in the case of inadequate jawbone structure.

So, what exactly does dental bone graft involve?

Basically, a dentist or oral surgeon will make an incision in the jaw and will attach a bone or similar materials to the jaw where it has been lost.

This treatment is widespread for patients who have lost one or more of their adult teeth to accident, trauma or gum disease.

Conditions like gum disease and periodontal disease are powerful enough to deplete bone density, resulting in jawbone loss and causing other teeth to become loose or wobbly, increasing the likelihood of further tooth loss.

The most recommended approach to treatment is using bone from your own body, whether it’s the hip, tibia or back of the jaw. These autografts are the “gold standard” as they promote faster healing and new bone formation.

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Do you qualify for dental bone grafts?

  • You want to receive implants for missing teeth (out of 800 people surveyed, more than half required bone grafts first) – source.
  • Tooth loss and gum disease
  • Bone loss

The procedure

  • The dentist or oral surgeon will provide the patient with anaesthesia before the procedure, with vitals being monitored
  • The affected area will be cleaned.
  • The surgeon will make an incision in your gum, separating the gum from the bone so that new bone can be placed.
  • The bone will be secured with dissolvable adhesive or a membrane with special screws.
  • The incision is sewn back up to allow for healing, antibiotics will be prescribed, and over-the-counter medications will be made available to manage any discomfort or swelling.

Bone graft costs

The cost of bone grafts can vary greatly depending on where you choose to carry out your treatment.

Here, at our practice, we charge from £400, depending on the severity and the amount of bone in your jaw and will ensure your aftercare requirements are dealt with appropriately.

There is also the possibility that if you choose to have your implant surgery with us too, we can combine a lot of these additional procedures and can incorporate these costs into your final bill.

After booking a consultation with us, we will be able to inform you realistically about the costs of your entire treatment.

Get an interest-free loan in under 5 minutes

It only takes 2 minutes to apply and you’ll get an answer immediately – applying for a loan has never been easier. 0% finance is available for many treatments up to £30,000. Credit decisions will be subject to individual circumstances. You must be over 18 and earn an income to apply.

Dawn SwansonDawn Swanson
10:27 24 Nov 22
I have been with the Gentle Dental Practice for 8 years, the care and service I have received has always been 5 star. I have recently used their new hygienist Nicky who is great. Looking for a new dentist just contact their very friendly and proffessional team.
George HorseyGeorge Horsey
18:54 15 Nov 22
Dental Impant Surgery:I had my dental implants fitted recently and I am extremely happy with the outcome. Ali and the team have done an amazing job since I lost my 2 front teeth over 6 years ago. I had to wait for the surgery for a long time due to my age and the issues surrounding having implants at a young age.I finally had the surgery 12 weeks ago and had my two new crowns fitted last week. They look absolutely amazing and the whole procedure was way less painful than I ever thought it would be.I would highly recommend getting your implants done at the Gentle Dental Practice, you won't regret it!A massive thank you to everyone at the practice!
Deeban SkandalingamDeeban Skandalingam
12:06 03 Nov 22
Fantastic work on my teeth and I would highly recommend! My teeth turned out better than I had even hoped for. If you are in need of any dental work, you would be doing a great disservice if you didn't speak to this practice first. The staff were extremely friendly, there were text updates and all in all an excellent service from start to finish. If you haven't guessed already, I am thoroughly pleased with The Gentle Dentle. Thank you!
Pippa HarveyPippa Harvey
14:54 26 Oct 22
Like many people, I have an immense fear of dentistry, and dentists, due to previous experiences.I had two broken teeth and one that had been treated incorrectly by an NHS dentist. I had been in daily pain for about 18 months, and had been put on a 6 month waiting list by my NHS dentist.I called gentle dental to explain my problem and they offered me a same day appointment. They were kind, compassionate, understanding, patient and validating. I’m not sure anybody ever feels completely comfortable in the chair, but It’s the closest I’ve ever come!The work needed was carried out, all of the staff were kind and welcoming, and it showed me that the dentist doesn’t have to be a dreaded place!Thank you so, so much gentle dental! I will definitely be returning.
Tilesh PTilesh P
15:45 14 Sep 22
Dental Implants - 3 New Teeth - June 2022I had the most professional and pain free experience when getting my new tooth implants at Gentle Dental. Honestly I put it off for some many years because I just didn't want to go through the pain. But my experience was totally the opposite. Ali and the wonderful girls were there every step of the way. All my questions got answered and I was reassured everything would work out well. And it did. I was worried for no reason.I did think about going abroad to have it done but when you consider the risk factor, time and professional standards - it made no sense to me. I have known Ali for a long time and knew I would be in the best hands and if there were any issues these would could be resolved easily.If you are thinking of having dental implants at Gentle - don't waste any more time. Just book and get it done.Was it painful ? No, uncomfortable for a few days, yes for sure.I just wish I had it done sooner. Thanks guys, love my new teeth 🙂
Edward CrameEdward Crame
13:43 04 Dec 21
Very happy with all aspects of the work they have done. Very clean, professional and well run business.
Lynn HuddartLynn Huddart
12:43 24 Nov 21
Dr Ali Rifai was professional and I am very pleased with the outcome of my Invisalign's. I have been with this practice for many years and would highly recommend. The staff are very friendly and nothing is an issue.
Jonathan PlumbJonathan Plumb
11:52 24 Nov 21
Can't thank this practice enough for all their help. I don't post reviews very often, so when I do, it's because an impression has been left! Dr Ali saw me at short notice to help fix a broken tooth. The nurse (I think her name was Danni) was so helpful and kind, as were the rest of the team. Thank you for being there for me in my hour of need (the same day i asked for an appointment!)
Eva AugustEva August
07:11 06 Nov 21
I’m so happy to find this practice. I suffer from anxiety and high sensitivity to pain. It was very stressful for me going to dentist after years of fear. The team not only make me calm and welcome but I FELL ASLEEP during treatment with Dr Marshall ! So understanding and caring. Thank you!
Marc NevittMarc Nevitt
11:35 11 Oct 21
I have been using this dentist for well over a decade and can honestly say my teeth would be in a far worse situation if wasn’t for the Gentle Dental practice.My most recent visit was for a filling .. barely felt the injection!I would highly recommend this dentist to anyone, but especially if you’re teeth require a high level of care like mine.
Emma BrauerEmma Brauer
08:44 04 Aug 21
This place was recommended to me by family and for a nervous patient the best experience. The reception welcome is cheerful and friendly, beautifully modern area with hot drinks and water on offer.I needed implants, crowns and bridges followed by whitening, so lots of appointments. My dentist Mr Ali Rafai was superb from start to finish, so professional and personable. Throughout the whole process I was cared for wonderfully plus lots of laughs along the way. The constant care during appointments was very comforting, no rushing, and I knew I my needs were Mr Rafai's priority. Plus check up call the next day without fail to make sure everything was going well.Absolutely deserves five stars!
Alan SamuelAlan Samuel
13:30 14 Jul 21
Fantastic experience with Ali. It took 18 months including bone grafting, removing and replacing failed dental implants, invisaline for my bottom teeth which were all over the place and some veneers but now I'm delighted with the outcome.Ali was always very clear about how this wasn't an overnight solution in an honest and forthright manner which gave me confidence that he would deliver results.I was offered several overnight solutions from other dentists locally at a fraction of the cost but when I see how much effort and detail that went into my plan, I know i made the right choice.
Kurt JohnsonKurt Johnson
17:48 14 May 21
I have got no complaints about this Dental Practice. They were all very friendly and accommodating and always professional.My dental treatment was also really good, everything went according to plan and the results are great!I am VERY happy with the outcome and would recommend them anytime!
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