Bone Grafting

Bone Grafting

San Clemente CA

About Bone Grafting

As individuals age, they may start to experience bone loss in both the upper and lower jaws. This deterioration often results from periodontitis, commonly known as chronic gum disease. Additionally, the bacterial infection associated with gum disease can erode bone tissue, leading to a reduction in jaw size. Furthermore, tooth extractions can contribute to this jaw atrophy. Therefore, if you’re facing these issues, it’s essential to explore options for addressing dental bone loss. At Talega Dental Group in San Clemente, CA, we offer bone graft procedures to restore your oral health.

What is Bone Grafting?

Dental bone grafts are minor surgical interventions that aim to reconstruct the jaw and support surrounding tissues. Historically, grafts were harvested from different parts of the patient’s body, such as the ribs. Nowadays, contemporary dental bone graft procedures are much simpler and can be comfortably performed at the dentist’s office. Additionally, bovine bone is often used, as the body perceives it as natural bone, promoting the generation of new tissue in the jaw region. These grafts serve various purposes, and our knowledgeable team at Talega Dental Group in San Clemente is available to answer any questions you may have about this or other procedures.

what types of bone grafting are there?

Bone grafts come in various forms, each suited to different needs and conditions:

  • Autografts: These use the patient’s own bone, typically harvested from areas like the hip or chin. Autografts are often considered the gold standard because they integrate well with existing bone, reducing the risk of rejection.
  • Allografts: Donor bone, usually sourced from a bone bank, is used in these grafts. Thorough processing and sterilization ensure safety, making allografts a common choice due to their availability and effectiveness in promoting bone regeneration.
  • Xenografts: These grafts use bone from another species, most commonly bovine (cow) bone. The body perceives bovine bone as natural bone, which helps in stimulating new tissue growth in the jaw region.
  • Alloplasts: Synthetic materials, such as biocompatible ceramics, are used in these grafts. Alloplasts provide a good option for patients who prefer not to use human or animal bone. Additionally, they are designed to encourage bone growth and support the surrounding tissues.

Each type of bone graft has unique advantages, and the choice depends on individual patient needs and specific clinical situations.

Bone Grafting Procedures

The bone grafting process involves several key steps:

  • Initial Consultation and Evaluation: First, we assess your dental health and jawbone condition to determine the need for a bone graft.
  • Pre-Surgical Preparations: Next, we prepare you for the procedure, which may include taking X-rays or CT scans to plan the graft placement accurately.
  • Procedure Steps: During the procedure, we make a small incision in the gum to access the bone. Then, we place the graft material at the targeted site.
  • Types of Anesthesia Used: To ensure your comfort, we administer local anesthesia and, if necessary, sedation.
  • Post-Operative Care and Recovery: Finally, we provide detailed post-operative care instructions to promote healing and monitor your progress during follow-up visits.
Bone Grafting San Clemente

Benefits of Bone Grafting

Bone grafting offers several significant benefits:

  • Restores Jawbone Density and Strength: Firstly, it helps restore the density and strength of your jawbone, which is crucial for overall oral health.
  • Provides Support for Dental Implants: Secondly, a strong jawbone foundation is essential for the successful placement of dental implants.
  • Enhances Facial Structure and Aesthetics: Additionally, bone grafting can improve facial structure, leading to better aesthetics.
  • Improves Oral Health: Lastly, it enhances overall oral health by addressing issues related to bone loss and gum disease.

Risks and Considerations

While bone grafting is generally safe, there are some risks and considerations to keep in mind: Potential Complications: Firstly, as with any surgical procedure, there is a risk of complications such as infection, bleeding, or graft rejection. Contraindications: Secondly, certain medical conditions or medications may make bone grafting unsuitable for some patients. Success Rates and Factors Influencing Outcomes: Lastly, the success of bone grafting depends on various factors, including the patient’s health, the type of graft used, and adherence to post-operative care instructions.
We are proudly accepting new patients from all surrounding areas! Call, walk in, or fill out an online form to get scheduled at your earliest convenience.

Proudly Providing Dental bone grafting To All The Following Areas And More!

Capistrano Beach 

Laguna Beach

San Juan Capistrano

Mission Viejo

Laguna Niguel

Aliso Viejo

Laguna Hills

Ladera Ranch

Rancho Santa Margarita

 

Lake Forest

Coto de Caza

Irvine

Newport Beach

Corona del Mar

Tustin

Orange

Costa Mesa

Fountain Valley