Bone Grafting in Walnut Creek, CA
Comfortable and Effective Bone Regeneration
When you have missing teeth, the jaw bone will begin to atrophy over time in the areas where the teeth are missing. This is because without a tooth root, there is nothing to stimulate the jaw bone and keep it strong. Not having enough jaw bone means that there isn’t a sturdy foundation for a dental implant, and can cause facial features to sag or nearby teeth to shift out of place.
Bone grafts are an ideal solution for patients suffering from jaw bone loss because they promote the growth of new bone. This procedure can be done following a tooth extraction or to prepare the jaw to support a dental implant. Bone grafts can also be used to repair bone affected by periodontal disease.
Benefits of Bone Grafting
- Regenerating bone tissue and eliminating bacteria damage helps your teeth become healthier.
- Bone grafts allow more patients with insufficient bone, disease, or trauma to become candidates for dental implants.
- A graft prevents future bone loss from occurring.
- Bone grafts help prevent facial sagging or dental shifting associated with jaw bone atrophy.
The Bone Grafting Process
Dr. Karas will discuss the details of your procedure during the consultation. At our Walnut Creek, CA, office, we offer a variety of anesthesia options to choose from, so you can relax and feel as comfortable as possible during any type of surgical procedure. Dr. Karas will also outline a treatment plan specific to your needs and discuss your options for tooth replacement, such as dental implants or full-arch restoration.
A bone graft is a sample of your own bone, taken from the jaw, hip, or tibia, or obtained from a tissue bank. They can also be made of special membranes or synthetic graft materials that dissolve over time. Dr. Karas will place a graft in the area where bone loss has occurred, and the graft will stimulate the bone around it to heal over the graft, resulting in newly formed, strong bone.
Hear From Bone Grafting Patients
These patients can tell you about the firsthand experience undergoing bone grafting at our office.
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