at Moreno Valley Dentistry to perform a successful dental implant surgery.

Bone Grafting Methods

Bone grafting methods include allograft, xenograft, and autogenous.

  • Allograft procedures use synthetic or cadaver bone to bulk up the density of bone in the jaw.
  • Xenograft procedures utilze bovine (cow) bone.
  • Autogenous bone grafts use your own bone from other parts of the body.

Autogenous bone grafts are arguably the best choice because the bone is still alive from a cellular standpoint. With these types of grafts, the tissue is most frequently harvested from the chin or the back part of the lower jaw.

How Long Do Bone Grafts Take to Heal?

It might take several months for grafted bone material to fuse with your jawbone structure. There should also be a healing period from the graft surgery before another surgery is prudent. Dentists typically recommend a waiting period from six months to a year before proceeding with dental implant surgery following a bone grafting procedure. Your healing process will be monitored over that time period, and when the dentist deems you to have developed ample density, your dental implant procedure can ensue. Soon, you’ll be the recipient of a healthy mouth full of strong and attractive teeth.

Dental Implants in Moreno Valley

If you would like to arrange a consultation for dental implants, general dentistry needs, or at (951) 697-6800.