At True Oral, Facial & Dental Implant Surgery, our oral surgeon and team can see you for an appointment for bone grafting in Placerville and El Dorado Hills, California. If a tooth is missing, the jawbone does not get stimulated in that area and begins to atrophy over time. A dental implant requires a sturdy foundation to support it and cannot be placed if there is not enough jawbone density. Bone grafts promote the growth of new bone in a weakened area. This allows more patients to become candidates for dental implants. If you would like to meet with Dr. Jason Straw to see if this treatment is right for you, contact us, and one of our team members will be happy to help.
Bone grafts work by inserting a piece of bone or synthetic substitute into the area where bone has atrophied. Your body’s healing process will heal over the new bone and fill in the gaps. This process resembles filling in a void, where your body creates new bone cells to cover around the grafted material. Once you have fully healed, you have a sturdy, strong jaw and are ready to receive a dental implant.
Types of Bone Grafts in Placerville and El Dorado Hills,
The type of bone graft used will depend on your individual needs. True Oral, Facial & Dental Implant Surgery performs many types of grafting procedures using a variety of methods to ensure the most beneficial results for every patient.
Commonly performed after a tooth extraction, a ridge augmentation aims to recreate the natural contour of the gums that may have been lost due to decay, injury or other reasons. The alveolar ridge is the bone that surrounds the roots of teeth. When a tooth is removed, the alveolar ridge repairs itself and fills in the empty hole with bone and tissue. Sometimes, the socket breaks and is unable to heal, resulting in a misshapen ridge. Ridge augmentation can help support a dental implant and restore natural-looking aesthetics.
Your maxillary sinuses are located behind your cheeks above the upper teeth. They are empty, air-filled spaces, and some upper tooth roots extend into them. When an upper tooth is removed, there is only a thin wall of bone separating the maxillary sinus and the mouth. This does not provide much support for a dental implant and requires a sinus lift, or sinus augmentation. Our oral surgeon will place bone grafting material into the sinus floor to strengthen it. Once healed, it will serve as a healthy, strong foundation for a dental implant.
A tooth is removed for a number of reasons, including infection, damage or decay. The bone, or socket, that holds the tooth in place also suffers damage. This can lead to jaw deformities or sunken facial features and reduces the chances of successful restorative dentistry. Socket preservation preserves the bone after extraction by using a bone or substitute material to fill the socket. The socket is covered with an artificial membrane or tissue, and your body naturally heals over the socket.
Advanced Healing With Biologic Materials
We stay up to date with advances in the oral surgery field to provide an exemplary experience to our patients. We offer PRP and BMP treatments to naturally accelerate your body’s healing process. Your recovery time can be reduced, and you can return to your normal routine with comfort in knowing that your surgical site heals effectively and efficiently.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) exists inside your blood cells and promotes healing. Our oral surgeon can extract a small sample of blood during treatment and spin it in a centrifuge to separate the plasma. Then, the plasma is injected directly into the surgical site to expedite healing. There is no risk for cross contamination because it uses your own blood cells and stimulates the body’s natural healing process.
Bone Morphogenetic Protein
Bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) is a naturally occurring protein that helps the body form new cartilage and bone. Our oral surgeon can soak the BMP sample onto a sponge and place it where new cartilage or bone is needed, like to support a dental implant. As the sponge dissolves, the BMP jump starts the natural process of producing new bone.
Hear From Patients
Justin felt comfortable throughout the entire process thanks to the helpful and friendly team. He knew he was in exceptional hands and that his smile had a bright future.
“Hi, my name is Justin. I live in Somerset, and I came to True Oral Surgery to get an extraction and a bone graft. Walking into True Oral Surgery, I knew that my future in my smile was guaranteed. I really enjoyed the atmosphere coming into this practice. Dr. Straw made me comfortable with the entire process. The team here at True Oral Surgery makes you feel great to be here, and you feel truly special. I knew I was in exceptional hands here. The procedure went great, and I was followed up by the team several times to make sure that the recovery process went great. My overall experience was fabulous from the get-go. To all my friends in Diamond Springs that need oral surgery, I highly recommend Dr. Straw and his team.”
Brittany found the office to be very calm and felt they were there for her every step of the way.
“Hi, my name is Brittany, and I’m from Cameron Park, California, and I came to True Oral Surgery to get a tooth extraction and a bone graft. The atmosphere here is very calm, and I felt like someone was with me every step of the way. Dr. Straw and his staff took great care of me, and it was all honestly a piece of cake. Having the procedure done really gave me a lot of peace of mind and helped me to know that I would have a great smile for the rest of my life. To my friends and family that are in Cameron Park, I would highly recommend True Oral Surgery. The level of experience and quality that you’ll get here really is amazing.”
Joel found everyone at the practice to be welcoming and respectful.
“Hi, my name is Joel, and I’m from Salt Lake City, Utah, and I came to True Oral Surgery to get orthognathic surgery. The practice here is very modern; the people here are amazing, and they treat you with respect, and they take care of the needs that you have. I not only view Dr. Straw as my doctor but as a partner throughout this journey. He closely monitored my progress, always asking how I was doing. The procedure was successful, and recovery time was much quicker than I had anticipated. I love my new smile! I would highly recommend Dr. Straw. He has changed my life, and he can change your life too.”
Wisdom Tooth Removal
Renee was thrilled with how everyone at the office was able to put her children’s minds at ease before the procedure.
“Hi, my name is Renee, and I’m from Orange County, and I came to True Oral Surgery for my two children to get their wisdom teeth removed. My overall experience here at True Oral Surgery was absolutely amazing. One of my children suffers from anxiety, so coming here, she felt so comfortable. The staff made her feel welcome; they held her hand through all of the procedure from beginning to end. It was truly an amazing experience. Dr. Straw was so professional, and he has this quirky personality that makes any kid feel at ease. The procedures went absolutely amazing. They followed up the next day with us to make sure my kids were doing well. If you live in Placerville or Canyon Park and need oral surgery, I highly recommend True Oral Surgery. ”