newport beach jawbone grafting

When tooth loss occurs, this can weaken the surrounding bone structure in the jaw, which impacts tooth replacement and can cause an aged appearance. To correct this and strengthen the smile so you’re ready for dental implants. In today’s blog, your Newport Beach, CA, oral surgeon talks about jawbone grafting.

The Weakening of Your Jawbone Structure

When a tooth is lost, the body will take note and respond by suspending the flow of calcium and phosphorus to the bone around the lost root. Without regular doses of these nutrients, the bone tissue then gradually breaks down, which weakens the jaw and causes further tooth loss, as well as a greater risk of an aged appearance. This could not only change your facial structure, but it could limit your ability to receive dental implants. Unlike other tooth replacement options, dental implants are inserted directly in the jaw and act as new roots to prevent the further loss of mass and density in the jaw. But our team can rebuild the weakened portions of the lower jaw with a grafting procedure.

Planning and Sedation

Also known as ridge augmentation, this can be used to strengthen the jaw so it can spurt dental implants and preserve your youthful facial features. Since this is an oral surgery, we will plan the procedure in detail with digital x-rays and intraoral camera images of your smile. Our team will also take steps to ensure your comfort with the administration of anesthesia, and also sedation, helping you enter a calm and relaxed state, with little to no memory of the procedure afterward.

The Grafting Process

Our team will make sure you’re comfortable before we begin the process of applying new tissues to the lower jaw, usually taken from other parts of your body, such as the knee or hip, or even the rear of the lower jaw. We could also use synthetic sources or donor materials to rebuild this portion. We apply these new materials and as the area heals, they bond with the bone and create a matrix to ensure new tissue growth. When the area is healed completely, we can move forward with the placement of one or more dental implants, supporting the foundation of a new smile so you can enjoy better oral health and a maintain your youthful facial features!

If you have any questions about how our team will diagnose and treat issues like weakened jaw structures, or about grafting in particular, then contact our team today to learn more.

Talk To Balboa Dental Surgery About The Grafting Process!

Our team wants to help prepare your smile for dental implant placement. To learn more about rebuilding your smile, or to schedule your appointment, contact your Newport Beach, CA oral surgeon at (949) 630-0143!