Many More Patients Can Enjoy Dental Implants, Thanks To Bone Grafting Services

Dental implants are the best teeth replacement option if you have lost one or more teeth. We surgically insert a dental implant into your jawbone to provide a look, feel, and function similar to your natural teeth. A dental implant needs a healthy jawbone to anchor your prosthetic tooth (crown) for many years. Unfortunately some patients severe bone loss after losing teeth, ruling them out for dental implants.

But guess what? Pearlmax Oral Surgery in San Diego, California, can rebuild your jawbone to make you eligible for dental implants. How so? Dr. German Trujillo offers bone grafting surgery to add density and volume to your jawbone.

What to expect during bone grafting/sinus lift surgery

Bone grafting involves taking a healthy bone from another source and transplanting it to the jawbone to rebuild the missing bone tissue. Traditionally, doctors have harvested healthy bones from other parts of your body, preferably your lower jaw (mandible). Alternative sources today include getting bone grafts from cadaver sources (allografts), animal sources (xenografts), or synthetic materials (alloplasts). We will evaluate your overall health to determine the best dental graft option.

3D Bone Grafting

During the grafting procedure, we place you under local anesthesia or sedation to minimize discomfort.  After surgery, you may experience swelling and bruising. We always prescribe medication and home remedies to manage your symptoms.

Over time, the grafted bone tissue fuses with the natural bone, creating a solid foundation for dental implants or other dental procedures.

Other bone grafting procedures

Our dental practice is well-equipped to provide minor and major grafting services. You can enjoy the services below in our office.

  • Ridge augmentation: Whether you have lost your tooth to injury or extraction, the teeth-supporting bone (alveolar bone) may lose shape over time. We can install a bone graft on your tooth socket for aesthetics or support a dental implant. 
  • Nerve repositioning: We perform this procedure on patients who want dental implants but don’t have bone mass tall enough for a successful placement. Through nerve repositioning, we move the inferior alveolar nerve to allow the installation of implants without injuring nerves.

If you are looking for bone grafting treatment in San Diego, CA, don’t hesitate to contact Pearlmax Oral Surgery. Our skilled and experienced dental team will evaluate your dental health to perform bone grafting that meets your unique needs. Call (858) 434-7554 to make the first step towards a happier, healthier you.