Bone Grafting Specialist

Vanessa Bikhazi, DDS

Periodontist located in Newport Beach, CA

Despite its serious-sounding name, bone grafting is a simple procedure that restores the bone health of people who’ve suffered a dental injury. At her private practice in Newport Beach, California, periodontist Vanessa Bikhazi, DDS, and her exceptional team will recommend bone grafting if you have bone loss due to gum disease. Bone grafting can decrease signs of premature aging related to facial structure changes. Contact the office today by phone or schedule an appointment online.

Bone Grafting Q & A

What is bone grafting?

Bone grafting is an essential part of implant dentistry. Dr. Bikhazi inserts a small amount of grafting material, consisting of lab-processed bone, animal bone, or donated bone, into the bone underneath your gums. This is called ridge augmentation and preservation with allograft tissue.

Allograft tissue is human tissue donated for human medical purposes. It’s tissue from anyone other than an identical twin.

What are the benefits of bone grafting?

After a bone grafting, you can be eligible for several restorative dentistry services, including:

  • Dental implants
  • Dentures
  • Bridges
  • Crowns

Without the necessary bone mass in your jaw, you can’t undergo these procedures. Bone grafting restores that needed bone mass.

Getting new artificial teeth is often a simple process, as long as you have enough bone mass in place.

Is bone grafting right for me?

To determine if you’re a candidate for bone grafting, Dr. Bikhazi and her staff review your symptoms and oral health history. She examines your teeth and gums and orders dental X-rays to determine the type and severity of bone loss you may have.

Is bone grafting safe?

The creation of synthetic or animal-based grafting material is carefully controlled. This type of bone grafting carries no serious health risks. It’s a standard procedure that can produce effective, long-lasting results.

During treatment, Dr. Bikhazi makes tiny incisions in your gums, inserts the graft materials, and closes the incisions. Over the next few months, your body grows new bone cells where the grafting material was implanted.

How long does bone grafting take to heal?

It takes just a couple of days at the most for you to start feeling great after a bone grafting procedure. It takes several months for the treatment site to develop a natural foundation of healthy bone matter again.

The thought of bone grafting can be scary. Dr. Bikhazi can explain its many benefits. Grafting specialists emphasize the importance of the procedure if you’ve faced significant tooth loss, injury, or gum disease. Restorative bone grafting can significantly benefit your health and restore your smile to its original beauty.

To learn more about bone grafting and find out if you’re a candidate for the procedure, call the office of Vanessa Bikhazi, DDS, today or use the online booking tool.