Welcome to Hekmat Dental Care, your trusted destination for comprehensive dental solutions, including expert bone grafting services in Rancho Bernardo and 4S Ranch. Dr. Hekmat understands the critical role bone grafting plays in dental restorations like bridge work and dental implants.
Why Bone Grafting Matters:
In dental restoration procedures, the success often hinges on the jawbone’s height, depth, and width at the implant site. When the jawbone has receded or suffered damage, a stable foundation is compromised, making bone grafting essential for a successful restoration.
Factors Affecting Jaw Bone Volume:
Several factors contribute to jaw bone volume loss, including periodontal disease, tooth extraction, injuries, and infections. Periodontal disease progressively damages the jaw bone, leading to instability. Tooth extraction can result in a significant loss of bone, creating a “bone defect.” Injuries and infections can also cause the jaw bone to recede.
Key Reasons for Bone Grafts:
Bone grafting emerges as a highly successful solution, addressing missing teeth, diseased teeth, or tooth deformities. The procedure enhances jawbone height or width, filling voids and defects to create a stable foundation for restorative or implant surgery.
Ways Bone Grafting Benefits Teeth:
Jaw Stabilization: Bone grafting stabilizes and restores the jaw foundation, correcting deformities and providing additional support.
Preservation: It limits or prevents bone recession following tooth extraction, periodontal disease, or other invasive processes.
The Process of Bone Grafting:
Before initiating bone grafting, our dentist conducts a thorough oral examination, addressing any existing periodontal disease or issues with adjacent teeth. Panoramic x-rays and, if necessary, a CAT scan provide detailed insights into the bone’s depth and width. Depending on the assessment, the dentist may anesthetize the area, exploring the gum to determine the required bone type and quantity.
Types of Bone Grafts:
Autogenous Bone Graft: Harvested from the patient’s body, preferred for its predictability.
Allograft Bone Graft: Utilizes cadaver or synthetic bone.
Xenograft: Involves cow bone for grafting.
What to Expect During the Bone Grafting Procedure:
The bone grafting process, which may take several months, involves harvesting bone from the patient’s body or a bone bank. The surgery, performed under local anesthesia, includes making a small incision, anchoring the new bone, and, at times, using a synthetic membrane for optimal results. Post-operatively, you’ll receive detailed care instructions and prescribed medications to manage infection, discomfort, and swelling.
Trust Hekmat Dental Care for expert bone grafting services, ensuring a solid foundation for your dental restorations. For inquiries or appointments, call our Rancho Bernardo & 4S Ranch office today at (858) 485-5925.
Your journey to a healthier, restored smile begins with us!