Bone grafts can be an important part of strengthening your smile. They can help restore lost bone and stimulate new bone growth, providing a strong base for your implants or other restorations. We even offer bone grafts as part of our emergency dental services.
What Are Bone Grafts?
Bone grafts are most commonly part of the preparation for dental implants. In this case, they help build your jawbone back by providing the matrix for your body to create new bone, ensuring it can support an implant. Bone grafts can be an essential treatment to increase the long-term success of your dental implant.
You may also need a bone graft before a different type of oral surgery. Regardless of the situation, bone grafts restore any bone loss in your jaw.
We suggest bone grafting typically only if your natural bones are not strong or healthy enough to support your natural teeth or your new dental implants. This lack of strength can come from various causes, such as gum disease, development defects, a face injury from trauma, normal bone degeneration, or even an empty space after a tooth extraction. Without a bone graft, it may be impossible to place an implant in your mouth.
Bone grafts are such an important part of many dental implants because of the way they encourage bone to grow. Dental implants need to integrate with your bones. We cannot place an implant if there is no bone. The bone graft will typically take place several months before your dental implants.
There are several types of bone grafts, which vary based upon where the graft is placed and the goal of the graft. Some may also have different sources for the graft. Some use bone from your jaw, while others use human donor bones or other materials. Dr. Eddie Kuo will suggest a type of bone graft based on your particular situation and needs.
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Benefits of Bone Grafting
Strengthen Your Jawbone and Support Your Teeth
You don’t have to worry about weak jawbones that may not be able to support your implants. Bone grafts provide the strength that you need and encourage natural bone growth. They encourage your bones to integrate with the implants, providing the security and strength your new implants need.
There is also no concern about your facial features sagging, at least due to bone strength. A bone graft, even without dental implants, can help your bones stay strong. This allows for future dental procedures with minimal concern about bone strength.
The bone graft surgery is quick, getting you on the road to healing in a few hours or less. It will then be just a few months until your now-healthy jawbones are ready for your dental implants.
Our Guarantee to Excellence
At New Leaf Rohnert Park, we always put your oral health and overall well-being first. We promise to use state-of-the-art imaging to determine if you need a bone graft. With two types of X-ray machines and a CBCT machine for 3-D imaging, we have all the tools we need for diagnostics. We promise to explain procedures like bone grafts and implants to you in as much detail as you want. We encourage questions and give you all the tools and knowledge you need for a speedy recovery. Our team always does everything within our ability to help you maintain a healthy mouth.
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Whether you need bone grafts to strengthen your jaw for implants or to provide oral stability after other issues, New Leaf Rohnert Park is here to help. You don’t have to worry about your jaw’s ability to support your teeth or upcoming restorations.
Call us or fill out the contact form to learn more about bone grafts and request an appointment.