Krystle Fenton, DDS

Bone Grafting

Bone grafting can significantly improve jaw bone condition. With adequate bone tissue, patients can become an ideal candidate for tooth replacement. They can also improve the structure of their face, where bone tissue may have been lost. At our Elk Grove, CA dental office, we are pleased to offer bone grafting. These procedures help address issues associated with loss of bone density.

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Why Should You Choose Laguna Vista Dental for Bone Grafting?

Our dentist is highly qualified and skilled at placing bone grafts. With years of experience and using the latest technology available, we deliver results our patients need and deserve. We are dedicated to providing you comprehensive dentistry that centers around comfort and exceptional results.

At Laguna Vista Dental, we are passionate about helping patients achieve their dream smiles. This could include replacing missing teeth with dental implants or rebuilding bone tissue for fine structure supporting replacement teeth. We understand dentistry can be complicated. We genuinely want you to have the best experience when visiting our Elk Grove office. With Laguna Vista Dental, you’re always in good hands.

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What is Bone Grafting

Bone graft is a minor surgical procedure done in the dental office. Your dentist uses bone grafts to build up areas of your jaw that are lacking adequate density. The reason you may need a bone graft would be for tooth replacements. Dental implants, for example, require proper tissue for their support. If you lack bone tissue, the dental implant could not integrate and not provide the support needed for your dental restoration.

Bone grafts will use a variety of materials depending on the application. There are four different kinds of bone crafts your dentist could use. These are autographs, allografts, xenografts, and alloplastic. An autograft is probably the most familiar. This uses a bone taken from one side of your body and moving it to another. Next is a xenograft. Your dentist will use a material that comes from an animal, typically a cow.

An allograft uses synthetic or man-made materials. Processed grafting material is safe and sterile. Another possible option your dentist may choose is synthetic, alloplastic grafts. There are many advantages to using synthetic over animal or human: moldability and limited risk of rejection.

Benefits of Bone Grafting

Following tooth loss, in the first three years, a patient can expect to lose 40 to 60% of bone volume in that area. They will continue to lose volume every year for the rest of their life. With bone loss, some patients can experience facial deformities. These can include muscle dysfunction, impaired chewing, and much more.

Are bone grafts right for you? What are the benefits of having them done? There are significant advantages to having a bone graft completed. Even if you are not considering dental implants for smile restoration, a bone graft can be beneficial for other reasons.

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improve speech
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improve eating
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restore facial structure
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eliminate future problems of bone loss
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increase sufficient bone or soft tissue for prosthetics
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improve the success rate of dental implants
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significantly improve the aesthetics of crowns, implants, and dentures.
Are you interested in bone grafts and think it might be right for you? If so, Dr. Fenton can answer any of your questions. The first step is contacting our office for an appointment. We can perform an exam and x-ray to determine whether or not a bone graft is an appropriate treatment. We can also go over your dental goals and concerns. We will make sure you fully understand the procedure.
woman smiling after bone graft

Desire A Better Replacement For Missing Teeth?

Those that wear dentures may already be dealing with ill-fitting dentures. With long term denture use, bone loss will happen. This will require denture replacement. It will also mean that your jaw structure will change. Changes in facial features and loosened dentures can affect a person’s confidence. With bone grafts, we can restore the structure and can install dental implants for secure replacements.
Smiling Couple With Implants From Bone Grafting

If You Could Have Any Smile, What Would It Look Like?

Imagine wearing dental implants and never again worrying about slipping dentures. By reversing bone loss with grafts, you can restore your smile with better fitting dental implants. Implants can also prevent further bone loss. This will help retain the structure of your face and allow for dependable restorations.

If you’re unhappy with missing teeth or dentures and desire a better solution, bone grafts can make that dream a reality. We are thrilled to offer not only dental implants to our patients but bone graft solutions as well. If you’d like to talk about your options for teeth replacement, contact us today. We can go over whether you are a suitable candidate and if bone grafts fit your needs.

Elk Grove Dentist, Krystle Fenton

Our Promise To You

At Laguna Vista Dental, we promise that you’ll always receive top-notch quality care from our dental team. Our top priority is giving you the best experience, always putting your comfort first. Bone grafts are a relatively painless procedure. We will do everything possible to ensure you are relaxed throughout the entire process. Bone grafts will take approximately three weeks to recover from. If you have any questions, concerns, or need our assistance at that time, we will always be there to assist you.

Contact Laguna Vista Dental Today!

Have you been a long-time denture wearer? Would you like to have dental implants but are worried that your bone tissue may be compromised or inadequate? With bone grafts, your jaw bone tissue can be restored, making it a suitable candidate for restorations. A bone graft can also reshape and define your face where significant bone loss has taken place.

If you’re wondering if you need bone grafting, don’t hesitate to contact Laguna Vista Dental and our Elk Grove, CA office today. Request an appointment today by
clicking here, or give us a call at (916) 684-3105.

FAQs

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Are bone grafts painful?

Most patients find that bone grafts are a pain-free process. Most will do just fine as long as they follow their dentist’s recommendations and take any prescribed medication. The procedure is done under local anesthetic, so you shouldn’t feel anything during the process.

How long does it take to recover from a bone graft?

Everyone heals differently following a surgical procedure. The excellent news for bone grafts is that the recovery process doesn’t last very long. Recovery time lasts roughly two weeks. The bone graft itself could take up to 3 months or longer to heal and be ready to accept dental implants.

Can a bone graft fall out?

It’s entirely normal for graft material to come out of the site. There should be a covering over the bone graft to protect it. This covering will fall out within the first week. To avoid complications, you’ll want to not vigorously rinse for 3 to 5 days after the bone graft.

How long after bone graft can I eat?

Following the bone graft, you’ll want to wait until the anesthesia completely wears off before eating. In most cases, we would like you to start with a liquid diet and continue this for the first 24 hours.