Bone grafting to prepare for dental implants

Bone loss of the jaw can cause significant issues, including losing natural teeth and the inability to restore the smile with dental implants. With Dr. Natalie K. Provenzano of San Jose, California, patients can restore the jawbone to prepare for the placement of tooth replacement solutions such as implants. Dr. Simel is her in-office Oral Surgeon and is responsible for the preparation and placement of dental implants.

What is bone grafting?

Just as other parts of the body can be grafted with donor materials to rebuild an area, the bone of the jaw can be restored with bone. When this is done, it allows the patient to consider tooth replacement options such as dental implants to repair the smile and replace one or more missing teeth. Undergoing a bone graft for a dental implant is easy and readily available for those interested in long-term solutions for their smile.

How long does a bone graft take to heal?

The procedure only takes about 30 to 45 minutes to complete and is done right in the office. The initial recovery from the procedure is a few days, though it may take up to four to six months for the entire area to heal and be ready for the placement of dental implants.

What are some of the benefits of bone graft surgery?

The primary benefit of bone graft surgery is to rebuild the jawbone to prepare it for dental implants. The bone may have been lost due to conditions like periodontal disease or natural bone resorption that can occur when teeth are extracted or lost. Bone grafting allows one to build one’s own bone to repair the damage that may have happened with time.

How do I learn more about bone graft surgery?

The team at Natalie K. Provenzano DDS, Inc is here to provide information regarding bone graft surgery and the placement of dental implants. They also offer bone graft before and after photos to help patients better understand the goals of the procedure and why it is essential to perform. If you are interested in this or other dental procedures, connect with our Team by calling (408) 226-2542 for an appointment at the San Jose, CA practice at 6020 Hellyer Avenue, Suite #100.

Dr. Natalie Provenzano

Dr. Natalie Provenzano

Dr. Simel

Dr. Or Simel

Dr. Natalie Provenzano is a renowned dentist in San Jose, California. With associate, Oral Surgeon Dr. Or Simel, they provide exceptional general, cosmetic, and restorative dental services to patients of all ages.

Dr. Provenzano has been practicing dentistry since 2002 when she graduated from the University of Southern California Dental School in the class’ top 10. She served on the school’s ethics committee and was a member of the Oral Sedation Team and the National Dental Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. After graduating, Dr. Provenzano was the recipient of the American Association of Women Dentist’s “Female Dentist of the Year” Award.

Also a graduate of Loyola Marymount University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biology, Dr. Provenzano was an active member of Ignatians Service Organization and Delta Gamma Fraternity, with the distinction of being chosen for Order of Omega and Delta Sigma Nu Honor Societies.