Bone Grafting for Implants

Do I Have Enough Bone?

Bellflower Oral Facial Surgery & Dental Implant Center is able to perform bone grafting procedures, restoring bone that has been lost or diminished due to untreated missing teeth or infection due to caries. Our bone grafting procedure can also help you restore facial structure, and enhance functionality of the jaw (chewing, talking, etc.). Your jaw bone can be subject to atrophy and deterioration when it no longer receives the stimulation provided by the natural tooth root. If a patient waits too long to get a dental implant, the jaw can be in poor shape, lacking in the necessary quantity to perform the procedure. This is when our bone grafting procedure is necessary.

An example of a jaw with inadequate front bone structure to support an implant
1. Inadequate Bone
A depiction of the placed bone grafting material to increase the bone structure
2. Graft Material Placed
A representation of dental implants placed after bone grafting
3. Implants Placed

Advancements in technology and dentistry have given us the ability to grow bone where necessary, which will then enable the dental implant process, providing the necessary support to anchor a replacement tooth and abutment. Whether you’ve experienced bone loss due to gum disease, infection, tooth extraction or tooth loss, or unforeseen injury, Bellflower Oral Facial Surgery & Dental Implant Center can help.

Replacement tissues can be obtained from a bank or from the elsewhere in the patient’s jaw. A sinus bone graft is also performed, replacing posterior upper jaw bone. Guided bone regeneration (or guided tissue regeneration) can also be utilized, which are special membranes that dissolve under the gum, giving the bone graft added protection and promoting bone regeneration.

A jaw lacking enough bone in the back of the mouth for a dental implant
1. Inadequate Bone
An example of a dental implant after adding jaw structure with bone grafting
2. Graft Material and Implant Placed

To repair defects of the jaws, a major bone grafts might be necessary. Jaw defects can come about as a result of traumatic injuries, tumor surgeries, or even congenital defects. Large defects are repaired using bone from elsewhere on the patient’s body, bone that can be harvested from a numerous areas of the body, depending on size needed. We can discuss the process further and in more detail during the initial consultation.

Contact Bellflower Oral Facial Surgery & Dental Implant Center today to schedule your consultation. We’ll determine the right type of treatment for you. Together, we can help you restore a winning smile.

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