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Bone Grafting

Bone Grafting for a Healthier Smile

For a dental implant procedure to be successful, there must be enough bone in the jawbone to support the implants.  For patients who do not have enough existing bone in the jaw, Dr. Mohamed Ali may recommend a bone graft.

A bone graft is a form of bone augmentation that builds the bone and the surrounding structures so that dental implants can be placed.  It is typically utilized to fill any defects of bone loss that can occur from gum or periodontal disease, or from missing teeth.

Bone grafts can come from a patient’s own bone, typically the chin, ramus, or even from the bones of the hip or shin.  The bone from human cadavers, cows, or from synthetic materials may also be used depending on patient preference.

The natural bone or bone like material is added to the jaw during the bone grafting procedure.  After bone grafting, a patient must wait several months for the grafted materials to fuse with the jawbone.  If the bone graft is successful, then dental implants can be placed in the jawbone and will have a secure base.

During a consultation, Dr. Mohamed Ali will perform an examination to see if a bone graft may be necessary for you before dental implants.  All of the bone grafting options will be reviewed with you so that you have a complete understanding of all of the bone graft possibilities.

Learn More about Bone Grafting

Bone grafting procedures can be the starting point for a beautiful and functional smile.  To learn more about bone grafts and how they can restore lost bony structures, contact Dr. Mohamed Ali.  Our San Francisco dental team is here to answer all of your questions about bone grafts and dental implants.

Dr. Mohamed Ali prides his practice on only using the state-of-the art techniques and bone grafting materials to ensure that patients can recover quickly with very little trauma.  Learn more about our San Francisco dental team that cares about patient care and satisfaction with all of our procedures.

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