If you need to receive a restorative treatment such as an implant or a bridge, you may require a bone grafting treatment before you can complete your restorative procedure. The doctor can provide you with bone grafting to stabilize your jaw and preserve and augment your bone tissue to support your restoration. We welcome you to call AZ Dental at 408-227-6000 to schedule your appointment with our oral surgeon and learn more about bone grafting in San Jose, California.
Your healthy bone tissue can deteriorate as a result of periodontal disease, tooth extractions, traumatic injuries, and infections. When this occurs bone grafting treatments can be performed to augment your remaining bone tissue and provide support for your remaining teeth or implants.
Bone grafting is generally a highly successful procedure, increasing the height or width of the jawbone and filling in voids and defects of your remaining bone. The preferred method of bone grafting uses bone tissue taken from your own body (usually the posterior part of the lower jaw or chin). Our dentist may also use bone tissue taken from a “bone bank,” a cadaver, or a cow, or synthetic bone tissue in your treatment.
Bone grafting can take several months to complete. During your surgery, our dentist will numb the grafting and extraction sites with a local anesthetic. A small incision will be made to prepare the site for the new bone, and to anchor the bone in place. A synthetic membrane may be used to cover the new bone, promoting new bone growth and preventing soft tissue and bacterial infections. Over the next few months, the graft will fuse with your existing bone to create firm adhesion and cell growth, ultimately providing you with greater bone mass to support and anchor teeth and implants.
Your surgery will not require an overnight stay. Our dentist will provide you with thorough post-operative instructions, and prescribe any necessary medications to help you manage infection, discomfort, and swelling.
For more information about bone grafting, contact our practice today.