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.