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Bone Grafting 101

Posted by Dr. Daniel Tebbi on Feb 22 2022, 07:05 AM

The bone grafting treatment is an excellent technique for replacing missing bone tissue and encouraging natural bone development. Our skilled dentists at Daniel Tebbi, D.M.D. in Encino, CA, use bone grafting for a variety of objectives, including building a stable foundation for dental implant placement, slowing the advancement of gum disease, and making your mouth more aesthetically pleasing.

What Is Bone Grafting?

Bone grafting is a surgical treatment that involves the addition of bone mass in parts of the jaw that require more support. This procedure requires the use of bone from the patient's own body. Bone grafting can also be done with synthetic materials on occasion. 

Types of Bone Grafting

Autogenous Bone Graft

The bone is taken from another region of your body and grafted into the jawbone in this procedure. The chin, pelvis, and tibia are common donor sites for bone transplantation. When a larger amount of bone is necessary, the shin bone or hip is usually used.

Allograft

This method employs bone tissue from human donors that have been cleaned and disinfected before being surgically implanted in the jawbone.

Synthetic Grafts

A specialized laboratory is used to generate synthetic bone tissue grafts.

Xenograft

Bone grafts from other species, such as bovines, are used in this procedure.

Who Is a Candidate for Bone Graft?

Any patient who has suffered bone loss and is deficient in healthy bones as a result of the following factors-

1. Aging

2. Missing teeth 

3. Genetic or development defects

4. Untreated periodontal disease

5. Severe jaw injuries necessitate bone grafting.

Benefits of Bone Grafting

Restoration

Oral surgeons can use bone grafts to repair bone mass and other oral tissues, allowing the patient to avoid additional dental and orthodontic procedures.

Cosmetic

Bone grafting is utilized to support a variety of facial bones and structures, which can help a patient's overall appearance. This, in turn, can improve a patient's self-esteem and confidence.

Support

A bone transplant provides support for the remaining structures in your mouth and jaw. If you have lost a tooth, a bone graft can assist maintain your remaining teeth and jaw, preventing additional damage.

Increase the Effectiveness of Dental Appliances

Bone grafts can also be used to support other dental appliances such as crowns, implants, dentures, and bridges. In the long run, this will increase the function of each dental appliance.

To find out more about bone grafts and their benefits, contact our team at Daniel Tebbi, D.M.D. by calling (818) 789-2034. You can also visit us at 16661 Ventura Blvd Ste 620, Encino, CA 91436.

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