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Bone Grafting

Provide Stability in Your Mouth and Jaw

In order for a dental implant to be placed successfully, it needs a stable base for the post to fuse to. Teeth roots naturally stimulate the jaw bone when chewing, keeping it sturdy. If a tooth is missing, the jaw bone does not get stimulated and deteriorates over time. This can mean there isn’t enough healthy bone to support an implant.

A bone graft is a synthetic material that is placed in an area where more bone is needed. Over time, the graft will help new bone grow to prepare for a dental implant, as well as combat bone atrophy.

Types of Bone Grafts

The Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Specialists of San Diego offer a variety of bone grafting options, which we will discuss with you during your first visit. The type of graft used will depend on your oral health needs.

Ridge Augmentation

After a tooth has been extracted or the jaw bone has atrophied, it can cause the ridge of gum that lines the teeth to diminish. A ridge augmentation helps the gums maintain a natural contour. During this procedure, bone graft material is inserted into the area to stimulate bone growth.

Sinus Lift

A sinus lift procedure adds bone to the upper jaw in the molar and premolar areas, which are typically difficult areas to successfully place dental implants due to insufficient bone quality and quantity. Sinus lift surgery raises the sinus floor and develops bone for dental implant placement.

Socket Preservation

After a tooth is removed, bone grafting material can be added to the empty socket. This preserves the shape of the socket for future restoration, such as a dental implant.

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP)

Platelet-rich plasma is a growth factor naturally found in blood that aid in the healing. We can extract a small sample of blood and apply it directly to your surgical site to expedite healing in a natural, cost-effective way.

Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMP)

Bone morphogenetic protein is a naturally occurring protein that can be used as a substitute for real bone. These materials are safe and proven to increase the jaw bone support required for durable dental implant placement. During BMP treatment, grafting material is added to a sponge that is placed over the area of bone that requires growth. After the new bone has finished growing, your jaw will be ready to support dental implants.

Soft Tissue Grafting

If gum loss is not treated, it can cause tooth loss or nerve damage. To repair gum damage and prevent further problems, a soft tissue graft may be recommended. Similar to bone grafts, your oral surgeon will use a soft tissue sample, often from the roof of your mouth, and apply the soft tissue graft where it is needed in your gums. This process helps promote healing around a dental implant and can ensure a healthy, long-term result.

Types of Anesthesia

The right anesthesia will depend on the complexity of your procedure and your level of anxiety.

Hear From Bone Grafting Patients

These patients can tell you about the firsthand experience undergoing bone grafting at our office.

Reviews From Our Bone Grafting Patients

David Reviews His Bone Grafting Procedure

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"Hi, I'm David and I live in San Diego. I came to this practice to have a sinus lift, extractions, and a full arch. When I first walked into the practice, I was met by some very friendly staff. Put me at ease immediately. Doctors here are excellent, very caring, took time to walk me through the procedure. The recovery from each of the procedures I had was remarkably speedy. I'm very happy to have my smile restored and feel much more confident. I would highly recommend The Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Specialists of San Diego."

Patricia Reviews Her Bone Grafting Procedure

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Patricia had a tooth extracted, a bone graft, and a dental implant
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"Hi, my name is Patricia. I live in Mission Valley and I came to The Oral Surgery Specialists of San Diego to get a bone graft, extraction, and dental implant. I am well-satisfied with the treatment I received here. The office personnel were very caring, very personable. The doctors here really put my mind at ease, and the videos really prepared me for the procedure. My overall experience here was amazing. I would recommend this office to anyone, especially my friends and family, because of the caring and because they made it easy."

Robert Reviews His Bone Grafting Procedure

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Robert got an extraction, a bone graft, and a dental implant
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"Hi, I’m Robert, and I’m from El Cajon, California. I came to the Oral Surgery Specialists of San Diego for extractions, bone grafting, and implant surgery. When I first walked in here, for the very first time, it was clean, and the front office staff here was really friendly. They made me feel very comfortable. They made sure that I had everything I needed. Both the doctors have a real gentle way about them. Several times [I] received phone calls from them, ‘Hey, give me a call back. Here’s my personal cell phone number’. So, I had a connection with them. I am so happy that I got my procedure done here, and I would highly recommend coming to the Oral Surgery Specialists of San Diego."

Craig Reviews His Bone Grafting Procedure

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Craig got an extraction, a bone graft, and a dental implant
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"My name is Craig, and I am from Crest. I came to The Oral Surgery Specialists of San Diego to get dental implants, extractions, and bone grafts. My experience here was fantastic. The doctors told me what to expect, and it made me feel right at home. They made me feel like a teammate with them, and as we walked through this process, it was a complete team effort with all the personnel. The procedures all went well and very successful. It’s absolutely amazing. [I’d] do it all over again. I would highly recommend The Oral Surgery Specialists of San Diego. "

How Can We Help?

If you have questions, would like to learn more about a procedure, or wish to schedule an appointment, give us a call. Our board-certified surgeons and attentive team are here to help.