Bone grafting is often used in combination with dental implants to restore strength, health, and beauty to your smile. A bone graft in Newport Beach, California, may be performed when there is not enough good-quality jawbone available to place a dental implant. The jawbone may have receded due to one or more of the following causes:
- Tooth extraction
- Periodontal (gum) disease
Reasons for Bone Grafts
In most cases, bone grafting is highly successful and can help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. Bone grafting can help improve the stability and health of your teeth by:
- Stabilizing the jaw and correcting defects in the jawbone. This is necessary for implants and other procedures.
- Preventing bone recession caused by periodontal disease, an extraction, or another invasive procedure.
There are several types of bone graft options for those who need them. Together with Dr. Douglas Hauck, you will discuss and determine which type of graft is best for you. All bone grafts typically take several months to complete, and the bone used is usually from your own body. Dr. Douglas Hauck will place the harvested bone to the site in question where it will fuse with the existing bone and encourage greater bone mass.
As part of the bone graft, we will use local anesthetic to ensure that you’re completely comfortable during the procedure. The procedure is completed in just one appointment and our dentist will provide you with instructions on how to care for your newly restored oral health following the treatment. If you are interested in learning more about bone grafts and their benefits, please call or visit Douglas Hauck DDS, Inc. today.