Cosmetic dentistry

If you are suffering from periodontal disease, then you be experiencing bone loss as well. Facial trauma and ill-fitting dentures have also been known to cause bone loss. If you are suffering from bone loss, you may be happy to know that bone grafting is always an option for jaw restoration.

Reasons for Bone Grafting

There are many different reasons that your dentist may suggest bone grafting. In many cases, bone grafting in Fountain Valley, CA is often the best solution for restoring the jaw bone. One reason the jaw may need to be restored may be the proper installation of dental implants. Dental implants need to be strongly and securely anchored into the bone. In cases where the jaw may not provide quality or quantity of bone for this purpose, a bone graft may be necessary. And, while we are on the topic of implants, in the case of a sinus lift, bone is grafted onto the sinus floor to allow for implants. Nerve repositioning may also be a reason one might need bone grafted. A bone grafting procedure in Fountain Valley, CA may be necessary if the inferior alveolar nerve needs to be moved to allow for the placement of implants.

What Does Bone Grafting Treatment Involve?

During a bone grafting procedure, a local anesthetic will be used to make a small incision in the gums. The gum tissue will then be gently separated from the bone. Once this has been done, the bone grafting material is placed on the affected site. At this point, several steps could be taken in order to aid the bone regeneration process. Gum or bone tissues regeneration can be done by placing a thin barrier below the gum line that covers the grafting material. This creates enough space for the growth of healthy tissue. This also allows for a separation between faster growing gum tissue and fibers that grow more slowly. This allows bone cells to migrate to the protected area and grow naturally. Tissue stimulating proteins and platelet-rich growth factors may also be used.

For more information on bone grafting, please do not hesitate to contact our office. You can also schedule an appointment online today!

Azadeh Ashtiany (Dr. Azi)

DDS (Doctor of Dental Surgery)

Dr. Azi is a graduate from the University of Southern California (USC) School of Dentistry. She has been practicing Dentistry in Southern California since graduation. Dr. Azi is a member of the Orange County Dental Society, The California Dental Association and the American Dental Association.