Bone Grafts

Bone Grafts

Bone Grafts in San Jose, CA

Bone grafts and ridge augmentations in San Jose, Saratoga, Monte Sereno, Los Gatos, Santa Clara, Menlo Park, Atherton, Palo Alto, Sunnydale, Campbell and the surrounding bay area communities.

Prepare For Dental Implants With Bone Grafts & Ridge Augmentations

If you are preparing to have a dental implant procedure due to missing teeth or severe tooth damage, a bone graft may be necessary if there is not enough natural bone to successfully support the dental implant.

There are many reasons why you may have too much bone missing from the oral cavity, which may include gum disease, trauma, tooth loss, or bone disease. If we suspect that you have significant bone loss, we will first take a complete x-ray of the area to confirm accuracy of the diagnosis before beginning the bone graft process.

A bone graft will stimulate renewed bone growth in the area, and as the bone begins to regenerate, it will become denser and stronger during the bone graft healing process and recovery period.

In some situations, patients may wish to explore the option of a ridge augmentation after their bone graft has been completed. A ridge augmentation can help to restore the natural contours of your face, which may have changed dramatically due to bone loss, deterioration, or tooth extractions. The surgical results of the ridge augmentation will enhance facial support, reduce facial sagging, and cosmetically enhance the structure of your jaw and gums.

What Will Happen During Your Bone Graft?

A bone graft is a relatively simple form of periodontal surgery that is typically performed using a local anesthetic.

Our highly experienced periodontal surgeon, Dr. Kazemi, utilizes a three-dimensional approach to strengthen the bone by rebuilding the height and width of the jaw bone to ensure a supportive foundation for the dental implant.

During the bone graft, bone will be taken from another source, and will then be grafted to your jaw area to make your own bone strong and sturdy enough to withstand the dental implant process. The bone used in the grafting process may come from another area of your body, an animal or human donor, or may even be created with synthetic materials.

The bone grafting material will be gently inserted through a small local incision in the gum tissue, and will be finely sutured to ensure the graft is held in place during the healing process.

How Much Recovery Time Is Needed Before The Dental Implant Procedure?

Following the bone graft procedure, complete recovery time will typically be at least 3 to 4 months. Over the course of the healing process, the grafted bone will gradually turn into thicker bone that will be integrated into your jawline and gums. After an x-ray confirms that your bone is fully restored, we will schedule the dental implant procedure.

Are you interested in learning more about San Jose bone grafts and ridge augmentations at our San Jose dental practice?

Please call us at 408-294-6624 or email at ( to make an appointment and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have.


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