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Bone Grafting
in La Habra, CA

Bone Grafting
in La Habra, CA

As individuals age, they may experience bone loss in both the upper and lower jaws. This deterioration can be attributed to periodontitis, commonly referred to as chronic gum disease. Bacterial infection associated with gum disease can erode bone tissue, leading to atrophy or a reduction in jaw size. Similarly, tooth extraction(s) can contribute to jaw atrophy. If you’re facing these issues, it’s essential to explore options for addressing dental bone loss and graft procedures available at our dental implant facility in La Habra, California.

Bone Grafting

Bone Grafting | La Habra, CA.

Understanding Bone Grafting

Bone grafting involves a minor surgical intervention aimed at reconstructing the jaw and bolstering adjacent tissues. Previously, grafts were frequently sourced from other areas of the patient’s body, such as the ribs. However, contemporary dental bone graft procedures are far less intricate and can be performed conveniently at the dentist’s office. Bovine bone is utilized with remarkable success, as the body perceives it as natural bone, facilitating the regeneration of new bone in the jaw region. Dental bone grafts serve various purposes, and our Smooth Dental team is readily available to address any queries you may have regarding this procedure or others.

When Might I Need a Bone Graft?

When Might I Need a Bone Graft?

Prevent Bone Loss

After a tooth extraction, the surrounding alveolar bone begins to resorb, leading to atrophy in the jawbone. Bone grafting, such as a socket or ridge preservation graft, helps stimulate new bone growth, preventing further bone loss and preserving jaw structure.

Facilitate Tooth Implant Placement

Bone grafting creates a stable foundation for tooth implant placement. By filling the void left by a extracted tooth, the graft encourages the growth of new bone, providing a strong support structure for the implant to integrate with, ensuring its long-term success.

Prevent Shifting of Teeth

When a tooth is extracted and not replaced promptly, neighboring teeth may start to shift or tilt into the empty space. This can lead to misalignment and bite problems. Bone grafting helps maintain the integrity of the jawbone, preventing the shifting of teeth and preserving the overall alignment of your smile.

Maintain Jawbone Integrity

Without intervention, the loss of alveolar bone can compromise the integrity of the jawbone, affecting adjacent teeth and causing aesthetic concerns. Bone grafting helps maintain jawbone volume and density, preserving facial contours and supporting neighboring teeth.

Enhance Treatment Options

By undergoing bone grafting, patients open up a wider range of treatment options for tooth replacement. Whether considering dental implants, bridges, or dentures, a healthy and robust jawbone is essential for successful and long-lasting results, ensuring optimal oral health and function.

Preserve Facial Structure

Alveolar bone loss can also affect the shape and appearance of your face, leading to a sunken or aged look. Bone grafting helps preserve the natural contours of your jawbone and facial structure, ensuring a youthful and aesthetically pleasing appearance.

Depending on Your Needs

We Offer Different Types of Dental Implants

We Offer Different Types of
Dental Implants

Depending on your situation or needs, Dr. Tran has a variety of customizable dental implant solutions that may fit your needs. Schedule a consultation to see how dental implants can rerstore your smile.

Single Tooth Implants

Dental implants replace damaged or missing teeth with titanium posts mimicking natural roots. Surgically inserted into the jawbone, they fuse with the bone through osseointegration, providing stability. This foundation supports crowns, bridges, or dentures.

All on 4 Implants

Discover All-on-4 Dental Implants. Supported by extensive research, this innovative treatment is highly effective. Unlike traditional dental implants, All-on-4 requires only four strategically placed implants for a full set of teeth making for a stronger and healthier smile.

All on 6 Implants

We offer full upper or lower teeth restoration with fixed dental bridges, replacing up to 10 or 12 teeth in one procedure. Using premium materials, we ensure lasting durability. Our methods include All-on-4 implants or full mouth dental implants for a complete smile transformation.

Denture Implants

Denture implants use titanium posts in the jawbone to support dental restorations, acting like natural roots. This durable solution maintains bone structure and facial appearance, giving patients a comfortable and natural-looking option for missing teeth.


When Might I Need a Bone Graft?

Following a tooth extraction, a void is left in the mouth where the tooth once resided. This space is encircled by alveolar bone, which previously supported the extracted tooth. Failure to replace the tooth or fill the void can result in the reabsorption of alveolar bone into the body, leading to atrophy in the surrounding area. To prevent this bone loss, a type of bone graft known as a socket graft or ridge preservation graft is often performed. Typically utilizing bovine bone, this graft stimulates the growth of new bone over several months. This process facilitates the placement of a tooth implant by specialists like Dr. Tran at our La Habra dental clinic.

About The Procedure

Other Conditions That May Necessitate a Bone Graft

In cases where bone loss occurs due to factors such as infection, aging, tooth extraction, or jaw atrophy, dental bone grafting may be required. Diminished jaw size resulting from these issues can present challenges in fitting dentures or placing dental implants to preserve remaining teeth. Through a dental bone graft procedure, the jawbone is stimulated to regenerate with new, healthy bone tissue. This restoration process ensures the preservation of jaw shape and stability, allowing for subsequent treatments, such as dental implant placement, to be successfully carried out.

Post-procedure insights

Recovery After Bone Graft Surgery

Recovery from bone graft surgery typically progresses smoothly, although it requires time for the newly grafted bone to develop. In the initial stages following the procedure, patients may experience swelling, bruising, minor bleeding, and mild discomfort. Should any of these symptoms intensify, it is advisable to promptly seek guidance from our office. During the recovery period, adhere to a diet consisting of liquids or soft foods as directed by our doctors, and take prescribed pain medications as needed. Maintain oral hygiene by brushing, flossing, and rinsing the mouth two or three times daily to ensure cleanliness and support healing.

Did you know?

Fun Fact About Bone Grafting

Dental bone grafting materials can be sourced from various places. Besides cow bone, which is similar to human bone, materials can also be synthetic or come from human donors. Sometimes, bone from your own body is used, taken from one area and put into your jaw. It’s cool how dentists have different options to help your jawbone grow stronger!

Features & Benefits

Why Choose Smooth Dental for All-On-6 Dental Implants?

Why Choose Smooth Dental for
All-On-6 Dental Implants?

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At Smooth Dental, our team of specialists, led by Dr. Tran, boasts extensive experience and expertise in bone grafting procedures, ensuring high-quality care and optimal outcomes for every patient.


Advanced Technology

Smooth Dental is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and advanced techniques for bone grafting procedures. From digital imaging to minimally invasive surgical approaches, we leverage the latest innovations to ensure precise and effective treatment with minimal discomfort and downtime.



We understand that each patient is unique, which is why we offer personalized treatment plans tailored to your specific needs and preferences. From the initial consultation to post-operative care, our team at Smooth Dental is dedicated to providing individualized attention and support throughout your bone grafting journey.


Comprehensive Support

From consultation to recovery, Smooth Dental provides attentive care, guiding patients through every step of their All-on-6 journey for confidence and comfort.

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Schedule A Consultation With Dr. Tran Today!

Experience unparalleled dental care with Smooth Dental. Our commitment to excellence ensures that every smile receives the attention it deserves. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Tran, where expertise meets compassion. From routine check-ups to advanced procedures, our personalized approach guarantees your comfort and satisfaction. Trust Smooth Dental for a brighter, healthier smile.

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More Information

At Smooth Dental in La Habra, CA, guided by Dr. Tran's expertise, our team conducts comprehensive dental evaluations to assess the suitability of bone grafting for your oral health needs. Take the first step toward a confident smile by scheduling your consultation with us today at (562) 694-4800.

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