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Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Santa Clara, CA 95050

Bone Grafting

Bone Grafting
If you’re considering a bone grafting procedure, Santa Clara Oral Surgery & Dental Implants we use state-of-the-art technology paired with expert skills to perform bone grafts. Find out more about our specialized care by contact us for an oral surgery consultation, including bone grafting.

What Are Bone Grafts?

Dental bone grafting is a form of reconstructive surgery that adds volume and density back to the affected area of the jawbone, essentially building it back up to increase functionality and restore aesthetic appearance. The procedure involves using a patient’s own bone, donated bone or synthetic bone to rebuild the jawbone, most commonly to support dental implants.

A bone graft may be necessary due to congenital defects, trauma, removal of a tumor, tooth loss or gum disease. In cases of gum disease or tooth loss, the jawbone begins to deteriorate due to infection. Over time, your body may mistakenly begin to adapt and operate as if the jawbone is no longer needed to support teeth in the affected areas, which can lead to a sunken facial appearance and weakened bite.

Thanks to the advanced procedures that are available today, dental bone grafting can reverse this process. The graft material is placed directly into the jaw at the precise location where the bone needs to be rebuilt or preserved. A support can also be placed within the bone graft to hold it in place and a dissolvable membrane serves to protect the area.

Benefits of Bone Grafting

The benefits to pursuing dental bone grafting typically include preserving bone mass after tooth extraction or rebuilding the jawbone to support dental implants. However, the benefits extend well beyond the procedure itself when taking into consideration the improved aesthetics, confidence boost and restored oral health that patients experience as a result.

Are You a Good Candidate for Bone Grafting?

When you visit our doctors at Santa Clara Oral Surgery & Dental Implants, we’ll review your dental and medical history. We’ll conduct a thorough consultation and determine the best path forward for you and your unique needs, conditions and desired outcomes.

Why Choose Santa Clara Oral Surgery & Dental Implants?

At Santa Clara Oral Surgery and Dental Implants, when we say we do dental differently, we mean it. Our team strives to put our patients at ease from beginning to end of every appointment with us. When it comes to oral surgery, including bone grafting, we offer highly advanced technology and techniques along with a team of highly skilled surgeons.

Our office is designed with safety and efficiency in mind, in order to deliver personalized, gentle, comprehensive patient care in a clean, comfortable environment.


Can I get a dental implant without a bone graft?
Yes, you can get dental implants without a bone graft if there has been no bone loss. Some alternative dental implant procedures that require less bone support may also be an option that does not require a bone graft.
Is a bone grafting procedure painful?
No, the bone grafting procedure itself is not painful. Anesthesia will be used to alleviate any pain during the procedure, although it is common to experience some discomfort following the procedure. Mild pain and tenderness usually subsides within a few days and typically can be managed with over-the-counter medications.
Is bone grafting a major surgery?
Dental bone grafting is usually considered minor surgery and can be performed on an outpatient basis right in our offices in either Santa Clara or San Jose. If more extensive bone grafting is needed, it may be considered major surgery and would be performed at a local hospital.
Can my body reject a bone graft?
Bone grafts are successful in most cases. Failure or rejection of bone grafting material is rare, and if it does occur, it is usually due to infection. To minimize the risk of infection, antibiotics will be prescribed following your procedure.
Am I put to sleep for a bone graft?
Local anesthesia is typically used during a bone grafting procedure, but other forms of anesthesia are available depending on your tolerance and comfort level. We offer expert administration of various levels of anesthesia techniques, including intravenous (IV) sedation, also known as twilight sleep, to alleviate anxiety and ensure a calm and relaxed state during your procedure.

Why Choose Santa Clara Oral Surgery & Dental Implants?

Call 408-248-9597 or contact us today to schedule a bone grafting consultation at the location nearest you.

Contact our office today to schedule your appointment!

1200 Scott Blvd., Suite 1 Santa Clara, CA 95050
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