What is a dental bone graft?
Bone grafting is the practice of healing bones and can be beneficial for dental treatments like implant placements. The procedure will be discussed with you at length with your dentist, and it will also involve a general dental examination, x-rays, and a scale (if clinically required).
A bone graft is a completely painless procedure sometimes required prior to a dental implant being placed. The most common need for a bone graft is when a tooth is being removed and replaced with an implant, and the hole from the extraction needs packing with bone. Other instances where a bone graft might be required is when the jaw bone that the implant is being placed into is too thin, or doesn’t have enough height.
Bone grafts are only performed using synthetic or animal bone. The bone is never taken from your own body. Your dentist will be able to identify if you require a bone graft with an x-ray or a CT scan. After the bone graft has been performed, the patient will be required to wait a minimum of six months before any further treatment can be carried out, to ensure that the area has fully healed.
We offer four types of bone graft – Standard, Block Graft, CT Milled Bone Graft, Summers Technique and Sinus Lift. For more details on these variations, please see the ‘Pricing Table’ tab below:
Bone Grafting Cost:
|Standard||Synthetic or animal bone. Created by mixing bone granules with saline and used to pack a hole. Cost may vary up to £900 depending on the size of the bone graft.||£500 per site|
|Block Graft||An entire block of bone is attached to the existing bone. For when the bone ridge is too thin or too low to support a dental implant.||£1,200 per site|
|CT Milled Bone Graft||A block of bone is milled to fit precisely against the bone. A CT scan is performed to identify the shape required, and is created using human cadaver bone.||£2,400 per site|
|Summers Technique||An internal bone graft technique. Raises the floor of the sinus by packing bone through the socket of the implant. Builds verticle height in the upper jaw for implant placement.||£900 per site|
|Sinus Lift||Performed when the sinus is very low and more bone is required to place the implant. A window into the sinus is created and is packed with bone graft material.||£1,200 per sinus|
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Just about anyone over the age of 18. You don’t have to belong to a private dental plan. You don’t even have to be a regular visitor at Synergy Dental.
You can use the loan to pay for most dental work, but it’s particularly suited to more costly private treatments, such as dental implants, orthodontic, aesthetic, or cosmetic work.
If you’re not sure whether it’s right for your treatment, please ask your dentist.
Typically between £500 and £25,000 depending on the course of the treatment. This will be subject to an “on-the-spot” credit check.
Most patients’ applications are approved there and then, so you can go ahead and schedule treatment immediately.
Much like any other loan, you repay it in affordable monthly payments over an agreed term. These payments are collected by Direct Debit.
Once you’ve agreed on a course of treatment and a cost with your dentist, we’ll make the credit application on your behalf. As soon as the credit check is complete and the loan process, you’ll receive written confirmation from the credit provider. Simple as that!
We are working with one of the most respected credit providers in the business. Ask your dentist for details.
You can apply for an interest-free loan for each course of treatment, subject to the usual credit check.
For anyone considering using our interest-free loan facility to fund their private dental treatment, the benefits are clear.
- You get the treatment you want, a treatment that will make you look and feel a million times better.
- You get to spread the cost of that treatment over a period that suits you.
- Because it’s interest-free, our 0% loan can be a much more affordable alternative to credit cards or bank loans. It’s easy to apply and simple to repay by Direct Debit. To discuss the benefits in more detail, speak to your dentist or one of the practice staff.