Davis Oral Surgery & Implant Center provides bone grafting procedures in Davis, CA. To ask about these procedures or schedule a consultation, please call our office at 530-297-7000.
What is Bone Grafting?
A dental bone graft adds density and volume to the jaw bone. Missing teeth cause bone loss because the missing root no longer receives stimulation from chewing. In the first year after losing a tooth, patients may lose 25% of the bone mass in that area.
Bone grafts can build up lost jaw bone strength and provide enough structure to support dentures or dental implants. The ground and sterilized bone graft material forms a scaffold for the natural bone to grow.
The material used in the graft may come from one of three sources:
- Allograft: The bone medium is from cadaver bone.
- Xenograft: The bone comes from an animal tissue bank.
- Autograft: The bone comes from elsewhere in the patient's body.
Bone Grafting for Dental Implants
Who are Good Candidates for Bone Grafting?
If patients have bone loss in their jaws, they are likely good candidates for bone grafting. They may need a dental bone graft in the following situations:
- Extracting a tooth
- Replacing a missing tooth with an implant
- Replacing bone after removal of pathosis such as a cyst or tumor
- Gaining height of bone with sinus lifts
Why Choose Davis Oral Surgery and Implant Center?
We provide expert bone grafting services in a comfortable, friendly environment. We care for every patient as an individual. Our office operates with high standards of quality, integrity, and trust.
Frequently Asked Questions About Bone Grafting
Call Davis Oral Surgery & Implant Center
Bone grafting can restore a healthy jaw bone and make it possible to receive implants or dentures. The procedure is usually well-tolerated with a short recovery time. To learn more about dental bone grafts, please call our Davis, CA, office at 530-297-7000.