A bone graft is a surgical procedure that replaces missing bone with
material from the patient's own body or an artificial, synthetic,
or natural substitute. The graft not only replaces missing bone, but
also helps your body to regenerate its own bone.
This new bone growth strengthens the grafted area by forming a
bridge between your existing bone and the graft material. This bone
loss can be reversed. Over time your own newly formed bone will
replace much of the grafted material.
Over a period of time, the jawbone associated with missing teeth
atrophies or is reabsorbed. This often leaves a condition in which
there is poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for placement
of dental implants. In these situations, most patients are not candidates
for placement of dental implants.
We now have the ability to grow bone where needed. This gives us
the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, and
it also gives us a chance to more effectively restore esthetic appearance
Whatever your dental health situation, Thousand Oaks dentist, Dr.
Frank Esfandiari and his staff can help you feel good about smiling.