Kian Farzaneh, D.D.S.
Oral Surgeon & Dental Implant Specialist located in Danville, CA
Many major dental procedures won’t succeed if you don’t have enough bone in your jaw. Bone grafting is the solution to this problem, and it’s one of the many services offered at Dr. Kian Farzaneh DDS in Danville, California. With bone grafting, Dr. Farzaneh utilizes his oral surgery expertise to fuse real or synthetic bone material into your jaw. The result? Better dental outcomes and a smile that’s structurally sound. To request a consultation, call the office or book an appointment online today.
Bone Grafting Q & A
What is bone grafting?
Bone loss in the jaw can occur due to periodontal disease, tooth decay, or aging. If you need dental work, but there isn't enough bone to support a surgical procedure, Dr. Farzaneh may recommend bone grafting.
This process involves fusing human, animal, or synthetic bone material to areas of the jaw that need it. After a successful bone graft, Dr. Farzaneh and his team can complete other dental procedures with better outcomes.
When is bone grafting necessary?
Bone grafting may be necessary for various scenarios, including:
- Inadequate bone structure: to support a dental implant or jaw defects due to injury or trauma
- Sinus lift procedure: raises the sinus membranes to install a dental implant
- Nerve repositioning procedure: moving the alveolar nerve — located around the lower lip and chin — to make room for a dental implant
- Ridge expansion: restoring lost bone to increase the height or width needed for a dental implant
Where does bone grafting material come from?
If you have a significant jaw defect, Dr. Farzaneh may want to repair it using material from your bone. In cases like this, he extracts bone from your skull, hip, or lateral knee. Bone graft material can also come from a tissue bank, or Dr. Farzaneh may use synthetic bone graft material.
What can I expect during a bone grafting procedure?
The bone grafting procedure will be different for each patient, depending on your dental health and the problem that needs to be fixed.
Before your procedure, you meet with Dr. Farzaneh and his team to take 3-D X-rays of your mouth and jaw, which give him a comprehensive view so he can devise your treatment plan.
Dr. Farzaneh performs surgical procedures in the out-of-office surgical suite while you are under IV sedation or general anesthesia.
What happens after a bone grafting procedure?
After your procedure, it takes time for the bone graft material to fuse permanently with your natural bone. This process may take several months.
In the meantime, Dr. Farzaneh and his team monitor your progress to ensure that the graft was successful. When the bone graft has permanently fused, you can move forward with other dental work.
To schedule a personalized consultation with Dr. Farzaneh, call the office today or book an appointment time online.