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Bone Grafting

Bone grafting makes it possible to restore bone in a weakened area in your jaw to ensure a stable, secure implant site for a dental implant post.

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Bone Grafting for Dental Implants

Prolonged tooth loss can cause the jaw bone to atrophy because the root of a natural tooth must be present to stimulate the bone and make it possible for more patients to enjoy restored smiles with dental implants. Once a bone grafting site has healed and a dental implant has been placed, the new implant will help maintain the jaw bone, ending the cycle of bone loss.

If you are having dental implants placed and are suffering from bone loss in your jaw, you may be a candidate for having bone grafted into the implant area to ensure a stable, permanent implant placement. Our practices in San Diego offer the full scope of oral surgery procedures, including various bone grafting procedures for the successful placement of dental implants, as well as bone grafts used in the treatment of other oral and maxillofacial conditions such as the repair of injuries to the facial region.

Types of Bone Grafting

Bone grafting around the jaws and teeth is a common first step in the dental implant process. In bone grafting procedures, a solution of granulated bone material or other healing agents is applied to the areas that require more bone. The bone material used in bone grafting for oral surgery is sourced either from another part of your body or a tissue bank. In some cases, surgeons use synthetic grafting material such as bone morphogenetic proteins, which eliminates the need to source bone from other graft sites on your body or use banked bone.

The surgeons of The Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Specialists of San Diego perform several types of bone grafting treatments to meet our patient’s needs:

During your consultation with one of our oral surgeons, your case will be carefully evaluated, and the best type of bone grafting technique for your condition and treatment plan will be recommended. You will be in excellent hands with The Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Specialists of San Diego. Drs. Koshgerian and Shelton are extensively trained in the full scope of bone grafting procedures.

Bone Grafting in San Diego, CA

Bone grafting can make dental implants an option for patients who are experiencing bone loss or a deficiency of bone. These procedures provide a stable foundation of healthy bone for the long-term stability of dental implants. If you have questions about bone grafting or would like to schedule a consultation, please contact The Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Specialists of San Diego.