After a few weeks, your bone graft will begin to fuse with your existing jawbone, and new bone growth will occur. It is imperative that during this healing time, you keep the area incredibly clean and bacteria-free. If all goes well and your bone graft heals as it should, you will then be a better candidate for getting Dental Implants to restore your smile and the functionality of your teeth.
You need to take it easy following a bone graft. This means limiting anything that will boost your blood pressure, avoiding alcohol, and not smoking. You also need to take medications as prescribed by our oral surgeons and follow the medication schedule that you are given post-op. Follow strict oral hygiene routines during recovery, and be gentle with the area that had the bone graft so as not to displace it or damage it in any way.