Bone Grafting

Bone Grafting in Tustin, Orange, Orange County, Santa Ana, and Irvine, CA

Why Bone Grafting Is Important

Why consider a dental bone graft procedure?
Dental bone graft procedure Most dental bone grafting procedures are done to restore your bone to its previous form following tooth loss, gum disease or trauma. Bone grafting may also be used to maintain bone structure after tooth extraction.

Restoring and maintaining facial bone structure is important for several reasons. Many dental procedures, such as dental implant placement, require that the bone be as close to its original dimension and position as possible for optimal results. Also, the jaw and other facial bones support the skin and muscle that are responsible for our outward cosmetic appearance. Without the support of the underlying bone, our faces can look prematurely aged.

About bone grafting
During the body’s normal maintenance cycle, specialized cells in the blood continually enter your tissue to remove damaged cells and replace them with new, healthy cells.

Grafting procedures place a framework of material in the areas of missing bone into which these cells can enter and start the rebuilding process. Over time your cells will remodel the graft material into your own functioning bone.

dental bone grafting Tustin

Before
Cross-section of a jaw that has lost volume following tooth loss. There is not enough bone to safely place a dental implant.




Tustin bone grafting during healing

During healing
The patient’s cells migrate into the allograft material and remodel it into new bone. Over time host bone will remodel to replace the allograft.




Tustin bone grafting with dental implant

After
Restored jaw now has adequate room for placement of a dental implant to replace the missing tooth.





Where does bone grafting material come from?
Bone grafting material comes from several sources. Autograft bone is material that is taken from another point in the patient’s body and transplanted to the desired site. It is a good graft material since it contains the patient’s own cells, and carries no risk of disease transmission. The chief drawbacks are that it requires a second surgical procedures and enough harvestable bone that may not be easily available.

Allograft bone is material that was taken from an organ donor and processed to ensure its safety and improve the handling characteristics. The advantages of allograft bone are that it is readily available and does not require a second surgical site. Allograft bone has been well documented in clinical trials and has an excellent safety record.

  • Readily available
  • No second surgical site
  • Clinically proven effectiveness
  • Great track record of safety


Want to learn more about bone grafting from Dental Implants & Laser Surgical Specialists? Call our Tustin, CA periodontal office at (714) 730-3746 today to book an appointment.


We also offer periodontal treatments to residence of Orange County, CA & Orange, CA & Santa Ana, CA & Irvine, CA

Our Location

2010 East First Street Suite 230, Tustin, CA, 92705

Hours of Operation

Early mornings, late afternoon and Saturday appointments available upon request.

Monday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Tuesday:

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Wednesday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Thursday:

9:00 am-5:00 pm

Friday:

7:00 am-5:00 pm

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

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    Chelsea M.
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  • "I'm so glad I found Dr. Elyassian! I needed a bone and gum tissue graft to fix an issue from a previous dentist and Dr. Elyassian saved the day! He's talented and professional, and he really cares!"
    Arlene
  • "I am amazingly pleased with the friendly and high-quality service I receive every time I go to Dental Implant & Laser Surgical Specialists. Dr. Elyassian's expertise and concern for my overall dental health is truly appreciated."
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