Dental Bone Grafting in Elk Grove, CA

Dental bone grafts are commonly used to help repair bone loss before a dental implant procedure. However, bone grafts may also be performed if you've experienced jaw bone loss that negatively affects surrounding teeth or facial structures. If you think a dental bone graft may improve your smile, call Villa Vista today to schedule a consultation! Our experienced staff is happy to answer any questions and prepare you for next steps.

What is a bone graft?

Bone grafts are surgeries that place new bone or bone substitutes in areas of bone breakage or defect. Over time, the material merges with your bone through osseointegration. This gives the new bone a structure to grow around, reinforcing its density and strength. Bone grafting is a well-studied and safe procedure that has a high success rate when executed properly.

Bone grafts must be performed by experienced professionals like the ones at Villa Vista Dental. This reduces the risk of complications and helps to ensure proper healing. It's also important to follow all aftercare instructions provided by your oral surgeon closely.

What to expect after a dental bone graft?

After your bone graft, you can expect to experience pain, swelling, and bruising. Your doctor may prescribe pain medications to mitigate this, but if not, you can use over-the-counter pain medications like ibuprofen. Follow the instructions for any medications closely and seek medical attention if it doesn't seem to be improving. Your dentist may supply antibiotics to help curve infection risk. You also may notice small fragments of bone expelled from the site over the first few days. This is normal, but don't hesitate to call your dentist if it feels abnormal or if you'd like to have a check-up just to ensure you're healing properly.

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