Bone grafting

Book Appointment

Should we find you don’t have enough healthy bone to support one or more implants, we can perform a procedure called a bone graft. This procedure involves grafting your own bone, or using donor bone or a synthetic material, to build the bone in the jaw, in preparation for dental implants.

Why does jawbone disappear?

The jawbone requires constant stimulation in order to stay healthy and present. When you lose a tooth, or several teeth, the resorption process (loss of jawbone) begins. Over a number of years, jawbone loss can result in aesthetic changes that age the face, such as loss of volume in the cheeks, excess wrinkles and a protruding chin.

Jawbone loss can also occur as a result of periodontitis (advanced gum disease), during which the bone shrinks away before tooth loss even has a chance to manifest itself.

So, with this in mind, it’s incredibly important that you replace missing teeth with dental implants and keep on top of your oral health routine, if you wish to preserve a healthy jawbone. If you present with a lack of jawbone to support implants, don’t worry as we can help by performing a bone graft.

A bone graft considerably increases the likelihood of tooth replacement treatment with dental implants.

The procedure

Given the space to do so, bone is capable of regenerating completely. Once native bone begins to grow, it will replace the grafted bone, resulting in fully integrated new bone. It generally takes a matter of months for bone grafts to become reabsorbed by the body and replaced with new, natural bone. Once this is the case, you’re ready to start the dental implants process, for healthier-looking and more functional teeth.

Procedure

1
Step 1

Examination

We will carry out an examination of your mouth to check the condition of your teeth, gums and jaw. We will take digital scan and X-rays to identify the extent of your jaw bone loss. Once this has been established, we can create a tailored treatment plan, beginning with a bone graft, so your implant journey can begin.

2
Step 2

Surgery

We will numb the area with local anaesthetic, so you don’t experience discomfort throughout the surgery. A small incision is made into the gum and the gum is moved back, allowing us to access the bone with ample visibility. We will clean and disinfect the area and add the bone grafting material. Once completed, the graft is protected with a membrane and the gum tissue is repositioned. Finally, we will close the area with stitches.

3
Step 3

Recovery

You should recover from the surgery within a week or two. You can expect the bone to regenerate and be ready to receive dental implants within 3-9 months, depending on your body’s healing capacity, your lifestyle, and the area in which the graft was placed.

Best choice

Use our quick and easy online booking system to get one step closer to a new and beautifully restored smile

Book Free Consultation

Locations
  • 1 New Crane Place,
    Wapping E1W3TS,
    London
Contact
  • 02 080 623 895
  • +44 7587 888 600

Smile now, pay later

We understand that dental implants are a significant financial investment for patients, and that cost should not be a barrier to entry for those who wish to undergo treatment.
That’s why we offer 0% finance, with no need for a deposit, allowing you to manage the cost of your treatment in a way that works for you. Read more about our finance options.

learn more

Who performs my treatment?

Dr Rokas Jancevicius performs bone graft surgery at Complex Smile.

Complex smile

Rokas Jancevicius

Dental implantologist

Principal Dentist

Implantology requires continuous professional development, which is why I am always improving my skills by embarking on various courses around the world. This allows me carry out procedures like bone grafts with extreme precision and accuracy.

Rokas Jancevicius

Testimonials

    5.0

    I found Complex Smile to be a friendly, welcoming place. The service is professional, efficient and caring allowing their combined expertise to shine. I am very pleased with my new teeth and, every time I brush, I will remember the talented people who improved my quality of life. ????

    - Colonel Ed 7 months ago
    5.0

    Everyone at Complex Smile was friendly and helpful and I was happy with my treatments. I was quite anxious about my treatments (implant and veneer) but the dentists made me feel at ease. They made sure I understood everything and made sure I was happy with everything. The receptionist was also really friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend

    - Kristin McKenzie 7 months ago
    5.0

    The best odontology clinic I have ever been! Very friendly and professional team. Big thank you for my brighter smile! 100% recommend!

    - Deimantė Žižminskaitė 7 months ago
    5.0

    Rarely writing reviews, but Complex Smile definitely worth it. Amazing dental clinic starting from receptionist and finishing with Dr. Karolina Kraujelytė, she’s done amazing job literally saving the tooth which likely needed to be extracted, can’t thank enough. Just wanna say choose this clinic and save yourself from unnecessary stress, health issues and expenses.

    - augiux1987 7 months ago
    5.0

    Best dentist in London. Super friendly and explain everything thoroughly. Excellent care. Can't recommend enough.

    - Cathy Olmedillas 9 months ago
    5.0

    I came at complex smile for just one implant after checking 3 different clinics.. I had an absolutely great experience. I have chosen Complex smile because the specialist goes straight to the point, no one in the clinic is wasting their time about trying to sell you treatment you didn't come for. Even when I had an emergency 2 days before Christmas the specialist did everything to see me at the clinic despite he was on holidays. I live now on the other side of the city but I will keep them for my regular hygiene check. Thank you so much for everything, I can finally now eat normally !

    - Fayza KARTIT 11 months ago

Book an Appointment

Use our quick and easy online booking system to get one step closer to a new and beautifully restored smile.

Complex smile comment

Use our quick and easy online booking system to get one step closer to a new and beautifully restored smile

Our Happy patients

  • All on 6All on 6
  • Teeth restoration in 3 hoursTeeth restoration in 3 hours
  • Teeth in a day! All on 6Teeth in a day! All on 6
  • Complex smile patientComplex smile patient
  • Complex smile patientComplex smile patient
  • Complex smile patientComplex smile patient
  • Complex smile patientComplex smile patient
  • Complex smile patientComplex smile patient
  • Complex smile patientComplex smile patient
  • Complex smile patientComplex smile patient
  • Complex smile patientComplex smile patient
  • Complex smile patientComplex smile patient
  • Complex smile patientComplex smile patient
  • Complex smile patientComplex smile patient
  • Complex smile patientComplex smile patient
  • Complex smile patientComplex smile patient
  • Front bridgeFront bridge
  • Complex smile patientComplex smile patient
  • Complex smile patientComplex smile patient
  • Complex smile patientComplex smile patient
  • Complex smile patientComplex smile patient
  • Complex smile patientComplex smile patient
  • Complex smile patientComplex smile patient
  • Complex smile patientComplex smile patient
  • Complex smile patientComplex smile patient
  • Complex smile patientComplex smile patient
  • Complex smile patientComplex smile patient

Join Us