Restore Your Oral Health with Bone Grafting Services
Have you been told you aren’t a perfect candidate for dental implants because of severe bone loss? Mid-Valley Dental Care in Northridge, California, can help. We offer bone grafting services to renew the strength and density of your jawbone. This not only makes you a candidate for implant-based restorations but also improves your facial shape and aesthetics.
Would you like to revive your oral health with bone grafting? What are you waiting for? Please dial (818) 886-3500 to schedule a consultation with our dental team.
Why you may need bone grafting
We use a bone graft to heal and bolster portions of your jawbone ravaged by dental health problems. For instance, if you have missing teeth, the part without teeth lacks adequate stimulation, resulting in bone degradation. Within one year of tooth loss, your jawbone loses about 25% density! Luckily, a bone graft can rebuild your jawbone for added strength and stability.
Besides jawbone loss, our dental team may recommend bone grafting for the reasons below.
- You have advanced gum disease
- After tooth removal
- You need to rebuild your jaw for denture restorations
- You want to improve your facial aesthetics
Types of bone grafts
Bone grafting involves harvesting healthy bone elsewhere and installing it on your jawbone. Over time, the bone graft heals and merges with the surrounding tissue to become part of the jawbone.
So, where can we obtain bone grafts from? One option is to harvest bone grafts from other healthy areas of your body. Typically, we get autogenous grafts from your ribs, ilium, or calvarium. Autogenous grafts are advantageous because your body rarely rejects them, although they leave a wound that must heal.
We can also get bone grafts from animals (xenografts) or other humans (allografts). Sometimes, the bone graft can be made from synthetic materials (alloplastic graft). Regardless of your bone graft type, oral surgeons can combine bone grafting with platelet-rich therapy (PRT) to speed up healing and tissue regeneration.
What to expect during bone grafting
Once we have a healthy graft, we numb your mouth, incise your gums, and add the grafting material to the jawbone. We suture the surgical site to pave the way for healing. Recovery after a bone graft takes 4-6 months and is usually uneventful. However, after the procedure, you may experience slight pain, bruising, and swelling. We typically prescribe pain relievers and antibiotics to manage your symptoms. And for added safety, we advise you to stay in touch with our team to ensure your recovery is progressing as expected.
Bone grafting services near me
Would you like to rebuild your jawbone in Northridge, CA? Please dial (818) 886-3500 to schedule an appointment with Mid-Valley Dental Care. Drs. Terence Lau, Casey Lau, and Kayla Lau offer comprehensive bone grafting services to improve your jawbone and overall oral health.