Bone Grafting

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If you have periodontal disease, an infection in the mouth, or have suffered oral trauma, you may experience some bone loss around your teeth. However, bone loss can limit the ability to restore your smile with dental implants or implant supported dentures.  

Dr. Huamán and Dr. Flores may recommend bone augmentation or bone grafting procedures in San Diego, CA to replace bone that may have been lost for any reason. A bone grafting procedure can restore the facial contours and provide support for implants where bone has been lost in the mouth.

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Bone Loss Starts Immediately After Tooth Loss

Bone loss in the jaw is common when one or more teeth have been lost because of tooth decay, trauma to the mouth, or periodontal disease. When there is no tooth structure to stimulate the jaw bone, the bone around the missing teeth can start to deteriorate.

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Dental Bone Graft in San Diego, CA

Over time, the jaw bone can deteriorate to the point where there is not enough bone in place to support dental implants. In this case, Dr. Huamán or Dr. Flores may recommend a bone grafting procedure prior to placing dental implants.

Bone grafting involves replacing or augmenting missing bone around the teeth and in any areas where a tooth has been lost. The three types of bone graft procedures include: autogenous, allograft, and xenograft.

Autogenous grafts involve taking bone from one area of the patient’s body and transplanting it to the location of the mouth that needs to be restored. The bone may be taken from areas such as the chin and since the bone comes from the patient, it is still considered to be ‘live.’

Allografts are performed using cadaver bone that comes from a bone bank. The material is screened for safety to ensure optimal results.

Xenografts involve placing bone that comes from a nonhuman source such as cow, or bovine. These are typically performed when a significant amount of bone is needed for dental implants.

Loss of jaw bone can not only effect the way in which your teeth function but your appearance, as well. For more information about having a dental bone graft in San Diego, CA or to find out if you are a good candidate for dental implants, set up your consultation with Dr. Huamán and Dr. Flores today!