Los Gatos Dental | Bone Grafting in Los Gatos

Tony K. Choi, D.M.D.
Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

 

Samaritan Oaks Medical Center

15251 National Ave. Suite 102
Los Gatos, California 95032
      Telephone : 408-358-8100
Fax : 408-358-8102
Bone Grafting
 

If you are missing teeth, your jawbone may have a tendency to atrophy slightly. This leaves a situation where the placement of a dental implant may be inhibited. To correct this situation, we will place a synthetic bone material into your jawbone. This grafting technique will replace the missing bone and help your body to regenerate new bone. Once this new bone is regenerated and strengthened, we will be able to place the implant into a very stable environment.

Bone grafting is where the jawbone is built up to accommodate a dental implant or other restorative device. Bone grafting is a common procedure that is used frequently for dental implants and other periodontal procedures. The bone used to graft is taken from a sample from the patient. Many times, the bone is taken from another area of the mouth when drilling takes place. The bone fragments are suctioned from the mouth and used for the graft. Cadaver bone fragments are also used. They are harvested by bone banks and are a very safe source for bone donation.

 
 
 
Los Gatos Dentist | Bone Grafting. Tony Choi is a Los Gatos Dentist.