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Did you know missing teeth can seriously undermine your greater dental health? It’s true. When you lose teeth, unsightly gaps in your smile are the least of your concerns. Your jawbone relies on your teeth roots to stimulate it and keep it healthy. Without them, it begins to weaken and decay. Before long, you’re not only missing teeth, you’re also missing a piece of your jaw. At this point, you may be unable to eat and speak comfortably. The structure of your face can also change significantly, leaving you with an unhealthy and unfamiliar appearance. With an innovative procedure called bone grafting, we can reverse that domino effect and replace those lost teeth with dental implants, all in one convenient Chula Vista, CA location.
With bone grafting we take a small portion of bone from your body and place it in the area of your jaw where you’ve lost bone. This bone graft will slowly fuse with your jawbone, eventually becoming a permanent, healthy part of your body. To help you heal after this procedure, we use plasma-rich growth factors, which are proteins found naturally in your blood. Plasma-rich growth factors help accelerate the recovery process, getting you back to normal sooner. We can then place your dental implants in your newly restored jaw, returning your ability to eat and speak without discomfort—and your confidence to smile proudly again—in just one visit to our Chula Vista, CA dental office.
A full-service general practice, we go beyond standard bone grafting to give you back a functioning, distinctive jawline and smile. When you lose bone in your upper jaw, your sinus can sink into the gap. We can undo this through a sinus lift, during which we carefully lift your sinus cavity and place bone graft material beneath it. After you finish healing from your sinus lift, your jaw should have sufficient mass to hold dental implants. In the event that your bone loss has severely impacted your facial function and appearance, we can do a ridge augmentation, using bone grafts to restore the natural contours of your jaw. You’ll be able to eat, speak—and look like you again.
690 Otay Lakes Rd, Suite 260
Chula Vista, CA 91910
Monday – Thursday: 9am – 6pm
Friday: 8am – 3pm