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Dental Bone Grafts in San Jose, CA

Bone Grafting

Endodontic & Implantology Associates provides dental bone grafts in San Jose, CA. To learn more or schedule an appointment, call 408-224-8266 or send us a message.

What are Dental Bone Grafts?

Patients who have experienced bone loss in the jaw due to missing teeth, gum disease,  injuries, or congenital defects can fortify the jaw bone with a bone graft. A bone graft is a procedure that adds both volume and density to the jawbone through the surgical placement of a graft. The graft promotes the growth of new bone in the jaw, strengthening it to support dental implants, implant-supported dentures or bridges, or your natural teeth.

The graft used to promote regeneration of bone tissue may come from your own body (autograph), a tissue bank (allograft or xenograft), or a synthetic material (alloplast).

There are four main types of bone grafts:

  • Sinus Lift. A sinus lift is performed on the upper jaw, using a bone graft to lift the sinuses so the upper jaw can support dental implants.
  • Ridge Augmentation. This type of bone graft supports a thin jawbone due to missing teeth. Ridge augmentation increases the jawbone's volume and width so that the jaw can support dental implants. 
  • Socket Preservation. Socket preservation, also called ridge preservation, is performed immediately after tooth extraction. It is performed to prevent the sides of the socket from caving in by filling the void left behind by the missing tooth.
  • Periodontal Bone Graft. This type of bone graft supports the natural teeth in patients who have experienced jawbone erosion due to periodontal disease. 

Benefits of A Bone Graft 

Patients who have experienced bone loss in the jaw benefit from bone grafts in several ways:

  • Supports dental implants to replace missing teeth
  • Restores jaw after experiencing dental trauma
  • Restores jaw after suffering from tooth loss
  • Restores jaw after loss from periodontal disease
  • Prevents an altered facial appearance (sagging, wrinkles, thin lips)
  • Supports good oral health (teeth and gums)
  • Prevents loss of teeth

Why Choose Endodontic & Implantology Associates?

Endodontic & Implantology Associates are highly experienced and highly specialized endodontists. We employ the least invasive techniques in endodontic surgery, to support a swift recovery and immediate relief from pain caused by inflammation and infection.

Are You a Good Candidate for a Bone Graft?

Candidates for bone grafts are those who have experienced bone loss in the jaw. Therefore, the best candidates are those who intend to replace missing teeth with dental implants, or implant-supported dental restorations such as dental bridges or implant-supported dentures. Additionally, patients who have experienced traumatic injury to the teeth or jaw, or periodontal disease resulting in bone loss may be good candidates for bone grafts.

To be approved for bone graft surgery, patients will need to be healthy enough to undergo the procedure. As such your medical history and list of medications you take will need to be evaluated by your endodontist or implantologist before approval for bone grafting.

Frequently Asked Questions About Bone Grafts

How long is bone graft surgery?
Bone graft procedures typically take 90 minutes or less. Some may take as little as 30 minutes, depending on the location in the jaw, the amount of graft needed, and if other procedures are also being performed at the same time.
What can I eat after bone graft surgery?
For the first few days following a dental bone graft, you should stick with a soft diet. Foods such as yogurt, mashed potatoes, cottage cheese, applesauce, shakes, smoothies, and soups served at room temperature are best. You should avoid all hard, crunchy, and spicy foods, and should refrain from using a straw, smoking, vaping, and all alcohol during your recovery.
How long will it take to recover from dental bone grafts?
Many factors will play a role in your recovery. The type of surgery you have, and how well you follow your post-surgery instructions will both impact your recovery. In addition, your overall health and wellness can play a role in your recovery. However, most people experience relief from pain within a couple of weeks. But, it can take months for the bone to regenerate, so the total recovery time may be several months.
How long after a bone graft until I can get dental implants?
All patients recover at slightly different rates, but generally speaking, you’ll need to let the graft site heal, and the new bone to grow for at least 3-6 months before a dental implant can be placed.
Is bone graft surgery painful?
The procedure will be painless as the area being treated will be anesthetized. It is normal to feel a bit of discomfort after your procedure. Any swelling or tenderness should subside within a few days. Your implantologist will provide detailed instructions for managing pain and caring for the surgical site to promote optimal healing.

Schedule Your Dental Bone Graft in Silicon Valley

To learn more, or to book your initial consultation for bone graft surgery in Silicon Valley, contact Endodontic & Implantology Associates at 408-224-8266 or send us a message.

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6080 Hellyer Ave. Suite 150
San Jose, CA 95138
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