Bone Grafting

After dental removal of teeth, the bone surrounding the missing tooth will slowly begin to resorb (i.e., shrink) resulting in a loss of both bone height and width. As bone resorbs the overlying gum tissue also will lose both volume and its normal anatomic form. This loss of bone and gum tissue following tooth extraction often results in both functional and cosmetic defects, leaving an unsightly collapsed appearance.


At Pacific Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Studio, we take a proactive stance on bone preservation. Bone and gum tissue loss following teeth removal can either be greatly reduced or completely eliminated thanks to advances in bone graft procedures and bioengineering. Following a tooth extraction, a specially bioengineered dental bone graft material is placed within the extraction socket. The bone graft material not only supports new bone growth, but also has been shown to preserve bone and overlying soft tissue following tooth removal.

For those patients that have had missing teeth for some time with typical resultant bone loss, Dr. Salib is able to employ a variety of options for your bone grafting procedure. The bone grafting procedure is simple and pain free. Most commonly, your dental bone graft procedure is done immediately after dental removal of teeth.


Dental bone grafts are used to restore deficient areas, thereby creating implant placement possibilities which would otherwise be absent. One of the areas of the mouth where such bone grafting is most commonly needed and performed is the maxillary sinus cavity. This is usually a concern when placing implants into the posterior aspect of the upper jaw, an area that naturally has much softer bone than the rest of the upper jaw or lower jaw. More importantly, if there has been significant bone loss in this area of the jaw, placing an implant into the jaw bone may lead to a significant portion of the implant protruding into the sinus cavity in addition to potentially loosening and failing all together. A sinus lift bone graft is an excellent procedure to restore the bone allowing placement of dental bone grafts. The sinus lift bone graft procedure is simple and pain free. Recovery is quick with Dr. Salib’s minimally invasive techniques.

At Pacific Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Studio, Dr. Salib utilizes recent advances in medicine and state-of-the-art technology to allow patients to undergo dental bone graft procedures with quick recovery without complications. Using minimally invasive techniques developed by Dr. Salib, your dental bone graft recovery will be smooth without pain. Dental bone graft healing time will vary depending on the size of area needing to be grafted.

Many patients often ask about dental bone graft cost. Dr. Salib’s staff will kindly assist you to maximize your insurance benefits and will work with you to help facilitate your needs. As a board certified oral surgeon, Dr. Salib is proud to offer many options for sedation dentistry. Dental bone graft for implants can be performed with IV sedation or general anesthesia is an excellent option to ensure your comfort.

If you are in need of a bone graft for a dental implant, we invite you to call our office and come in for a bone graft consultation. Our friendly staff at Pacific Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Studio will gladly assist you. We are conveniently located in Mission Viejo on the Mission Medical Center campus. Your bone graft needs for teeth replacement will be met by our oral surgery office proudly serving patients throughout the United States and Internationally.

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