Bone Grafts

If you're considering dental implants but lack the necessary jawbone density, or if you've experienced bone loss following a tooth extraction, Bay Area Oral Surgery & Implantology (Bay Area OSM) offers state-of-the-art bone grafting procedures to enhance and regenerate your jawbone. Our expert team is here to guide you through the process, ensuring your jaw is ready for implants or to simply improve oral structure and health.

The Need for Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is vital for patients lacking sufficient bone density in their jaws, which is crucial for the success of dental implants or to provide a smooth, strong foundation for dentures.

This necessity can arise after tooth loss, due to gum disease, or following trauma to the jaw. Bone grafting not only facilitates implant placement but can also contribute to a more aesthetically pleasing and functional jawline for those opting against prosthetic teeth replacement.

Understanding the Bone Grafting Process

Bone grafting can be performed alongside your tooth extraction, streamlining the process and reducing the need for multiple surgeries. We utilize a variety of grafting materials, including synthetic options, bone from another part of your body, human donor bone, or animal source bone, to best match your individual needs and preferences.

Bone grafts can be made from a variety of materials, including:

  • Synthetic materials
  • Bone material from another part of your body
  • Human donor bone material
  • Bone material from an animal source

During the procedure, whether simultaneous with an extraction or as a standalone treatment, we ensure your comfort with local anesthesia and optional sedation. The grafting material is carefully placed in the affected area, sometimes covered with a protective membrane, and allowed to integrate with your natural bone over the following months, creating a stronger, denser jawbone.

Are Bone Grafts painful?

Our priority at Bay Area OSM is your comfort and well-being. Whether your bone graft is performed with a tooth extraction or in a separate appointment, local anesthesia and sedation options ensure a pain-free experience. Post-procedure discomfort is typically minimal and manageable with over-the-counter medication, following the personalized care instructions provided by your oral surgeon.

The Role of Bone Grafting in Preventing Dry Socket

Beyond preparing your jaw for dental implants, bone grafting plays a crucial role in preventing dry socket, a painful condition following tooth extraction when the protective blood clot is dislodged. By filling the socket with graft material, we protect sensitive nerve endings and encourage healthy bone regeneration, mitigating the risk of dry socket.

Schedule Your Bone Grafting Consultation Today

Don't let insufficient jawbone density deter you from achieving your dental health and cosmetic goals. Schedule a consultation with the experts at Bay Area OSM to explore how bone grafting can pave the way for dental implants, improve denture fit, or restore jawline aesthetics. With 12 convenient locations across the Bay Area, your path to a stronger jaw and enhanced oral health is just a step away.

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