Bone Grafting: Happy To Answer Common Questions

We know that when the topic of bone grafting comes up as it relates to fixing deteriorated jaw tissue and prepping for dental implants, it can cause a bit of alarm. This may be a brand new concept to you, which means you have many questions about many aspects of the surgical procedure. While we will go over the details with you in depth during a visit, we are happy to share initial details in response to questions we nearly always receive!

Questions and Answers

Question: Where does the bone come from when you perform bone grafting on my smile?

Answer: There are many options when it comes to the source of the bone we will use during grafting. We may use your own bone (we can retrieve it from other areas of your mouth). However, this is not always necessary. Synthetic sources are also available. We will discuss this with you.

Question: Why is it important for me to receive bone grafting in order to prepare for dental implant placement? Can’t I receive implants without it?

Answer: This is completely dependent on the health and density of your jawbone. If your jaw health is not sufficient (meaning it’s been damaged, there is not enough tissue, it’s not dense enough, etc.) then it cannot support implants in its current state. Healthy tissue will not require grafting.

Question: Why did my jaw become damaged?

Answer: Again, there are many potential reasons your jawbone has experienced deterioration. When you lose teeth, jawbone is reabsorbed over time. If you deal with periodontal disease, jaw tissue may become damaged. The good news is, even with damage, grafting may guide you toward qualifying for implants!

Schedule A Consultation To Discuss Bone Grafting

If you think you may require bone grafting to address jaw damage and to prepare for dental implants, we invite you to schedule a consultation soon. Schedule the time you need in Rohnert Park, CA by calling Santa Rosa Oral Surgery at 707-584-1630 to schedule your visit today.