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Bone grafting is a common surgical procedure that can restore jaw bone mass and soft tissue needed to perform a tooth implant. Bone grafting has been perfected over the last several decades and can utilize both the patient’s own bone, a donor bone or synthetic material. Our team of Oral & Maxillofacial specialists can effectively restore bone in your jaw, restore your normal facial structure and form and appearance and prepare your mouth for a successful dental implant. Our oral surgeons may use one of a number of bone graft techniques, depending on the circumstances of the specific case.

What is dental bone grafting?

Dental bone grafts are a common preparatory procedure that replaces or restores bone to your jaw for a future dental implant. Bone preservation, or “socket grafting” is a common type of grafting in which a grafting material is placed at the time of tooth extraction to help preserve and maintain bone while it heals in preparation for a dental implant. There are several other types of grafting that may need a separate surgical procedure prior to implant placement and these include: Sinus lift or sinus grafting, cadaveric block grafting, ramus grafting. These are methods used to build up or restore bone in the upper or lower jaw. If any of these are indicated, your oral surgeon will discuss with you at length the risks, benefits and indications of the procedure at your consultation. We have served countless patients by providing safe and reliable dental bone grafts over the years. We’ll ensure your questions are answered and you have the best possible chance for a successful bone graft. Contact us now for more information.

The benefits of this procedure

If you’ve lost teeth due to injury or illness or needed a tooth extraction, there’s a high chance your bone volume in your jaw will decrease significantly. Studies show bone loss can lead up to a 60% decrease in bone volume after a tooth extraction. Bone grafting can provide more bone density to your jaw enabling a more natural structure for your mouth’s appearance and more bone to support future dental implants or procedures. Bone grafting can also improve the aesthetics of crowns, bridges, dentures and other dental devices. We’re happy to provide you with a thorough evaluation and consultation about the process. 

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