Bone Grafting in Orange County, CA

Bone Grafting in Orange County, CA 2017-05-19T00:11:07+00:00

Bone Grafting Orange County

Over time your jaw bone shrinks down if you have been missing teeth. The stimulation of the jaw by chewing on teeth gives the bone the signals to stay strong. When you lose teeth, that stimulation goes away and your bone shrinks away.

Bone grafting is an important part of your jaw health. When planning for tooth replacement after you have lost a tooth, it is important to look at what support there is for your new tooth.

How long does it take for bone to shrink away after extractions?

Within 3-12 months after tooth extractions you will lose 50% of the bone needed for implants.

So what do I do to prevent my jaw from shrinking

Preventing your jaw from shrinking after tooth extractions is key. How do you do it? Simple. Bone grafting at the time of extractions is key. This bone grafting will prevent the vast majority of shrinkage of your jaw bone. If you have been missing teeth for a while you aren’t without hope. As Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons we specialize in advanced bone grafting.

There are 3 Steps to appropriate bone grafting:

If you have been missing your tooth for a while:

  1. Consultation with  Niguel Coast Oral & Facial Surgery
  2. Bone grafting
  3. Heal for 4-6 months

If you are about to have your tooth removed:

  1. Consultation with Niguel Coast Oral & Facial Surgery
  2. Tooth extraction and bone grafting at same time
  3. Heal for 4-6 months

The Latest Technology in Bone Grafting

Dr. Baker and Delsol are in tune with the latest technologies and techniques to make your bone grafting procedure:

1. successful and

2. a good experience.

The best technology in bone grafting always comes from you. We utilize the growth factors your body already naturally produces to help you heal and develop quality bone and gums. We do this by using Platelet Rich Fibrin and Platelet Rich Plasma. Platelet Rich Fibrin is a concentrated form of growth factors from your own blood. This is done by drawing a small amount of blood and spinning it at a specific speed in a centrifuge. This separates out different layers in the blood. Using the layer rich in growth factors, we place this back into your surgical site to promote healing.

In summary:

Prevention is the key. It is 100 times easier to maintain your current anatomy (by bone grafting at the time of extractions) than to try to grow back your jaw bone. Oftentimes when you get a bone graft at the time of tooth extraction you will never need another bone graft. This benefits you because you are able to have only one procedure, less pain and better healing. 

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