Bone Grafts Los Angeles | Los Angeles Bone Grafts
Tooth loss due to cavities, infections, periodontal disease and injury or trauma can lead to bone loss in the jaw. This bone loss can become more serious over time and can make it impossible to place dental implants. It can even increase the risk of further tooth loss. Dental implants are the preferred method of tooth replacement for most people because they help stimulate bone tissue and keep it strong. If you have decreased bone density in your jaw and it is not wide enough or tall enough for implants, bone grafts may be recommended. Dr. Setti, our Los Angeles bone grafts expert, can help.
Our expert in bone grafts in Los Angeles Dr. Setti may use one of several techniques to build up the bone tissue to restore health and function and to ensure a more successful implant procedure. The graft materials can be your own bone, processed bone or synthetic materials. Synthetic materials are produced using DNA technology and can help stimulate bone growth. After the graft, the bone will be allowed to heal for several months before the implants can be placed.
Bone Grafts Los Angeles
If you are a candidate for a bone graft, Dr. Setti, our Los Angeles bone grafts expert, will use the materials to build up the lost bone. The procedure can be performed in our office. We will begin by taking 3D images of the bone and graft site. Local anesthesia will numb the treatment area, and IV or other sedation may be available to help you relax more deeply. After an incision is made, the grafting material will be secured into place. The incision will then be closed.
Dr. Setti, our expert in bone grafts in Los Angeles, will give you specific aftercare instructions to reduce your risk of post-surgical complications. If antibiotics and pain medication were prescribed, take them exactly as recommended. You may need to avoid certain foods and use an antimicrobial mouthwash as you heal. We may suggest a temporary bridge or denture to protect the implant site as it heals. Contact Dr. Setti, our Los Angeles dentist to find out more or to schedule your appointment.