For dental implant surgery to be successful, Los Angeles bone grafting patients must possess sufficient bone structure to serve as a strong foundation. Otherwise, dental implants won't have the support necessary to stay in place over an extended period of time. In these cases, bone grafting is an advanced, effective and safe way to promote healthy bone growth and ensure an optimal surgical outcome.
For patients with significant bone loss, Dr. Mizrahi uses cutting-edge bone grafting techniques to stimulate the natural regeneration of bone structure and create an optimal foundation for the placement of dental implants.
During the procedure, Dr. Mizrahi harvests bone from the patient's jaw, hip or knee, and grafts it to the treatment site. The new bone will typically mature within four to tweleve months, at which point Dr. Mizrahi will perform dental implant surgery to prepare the mouth for the placement of artificial teeth.
Having helped countless patients reverse bone loss and restore oral health to prepare for advanced dental implant surgery, Dr. Mizrahi is renowned for providing among the best bone grafting Beverly Hills has to offer.
What Is a Ridge Expansion?
A unique type of bone grafting procedure, a ridge expansion is most commonly used when the jaw isn't wide enough to support dental implants. This lack of bone density occurs when bone is reabsorbed due to long term use of dentures or where teeth have been missing for several years.
In these cases, Dr. Mizrahi will increase the height or width of the jawbone, in addition to administering bone graft material, to ensure dental implants have the underlying structure and support necessary.
Prior to the development of the ridge expansion technique, patients without sufficient bone mass were unable to have conventional implants. To create the necessary implant foundation, bone graft material is added to a space created along the top of the jawbone. The bone graft material is obtained from another location in the body or can sometimes come from inside the mouth. In certain cases, synthetic or donor graft material may the best option.
This procedure involves mechanically creating a space within the jawbone into which the bone grafting material is placed. Depending on the unique characteristics of each patient, the material will require between four to tweleve months to mature and heal before implants can be placed. Even though there is a time commitment to undergoing ridge expansion, the end result is a firm foundation for dental implants that will last a lifetime.
Different Types of Bone Grafting
Material for bone grafts can come from several different places. One option, called an autogenous graft, comes from the patient. They come from either the patient’s rib, chin area or some other body part. The body tends to have less of a chance to reject the graft as it is coming from within the body.
The other option is called a xenograft. This is processed bone harvested from animals, primarily bovine. Xenografts are not actual pieces of bovine or donor bone but are sterilized mineral components of the bone with all organic material removed. This material has been successfully used for many years in a vast array of applications where bone grafting is necessary. Xenograft material acts as a biological substitute for missing bone, as in a tooth socket for example.
Without being supported, the tooth socket naturally is reabsorbed by the body, making the site unusable for a dental implant. Using bone graft material in the socket prevents collapse of the surrounding tissue while the body is creating native bone that ultimately replaces the donor bone material. This process is called guided tissue regeneration and has revolutionized dental implant technique.
Dr. Mizrahi strives to deliver among the best bone grafting Beverly Hills and Los Angeles have available. Her state of the art facility is all engineered to create the most efficient and beautiful dental implants. Using cutting edge bone grafting techniques enables her patients to enjoy improved quality of life and renewed dental health. For many patients, minimally invasive bone grafts placement can be done in Dr. Mizrahi’s Beverly Hills office, to provide a solid foundation for dental implants.
What is Major Bone Grafting?
Major bone grafting is a procedure used to repair defects of the jaw due to injuries, tumor surgery or congenital defects. In these cases, Dr. Mizrahi in Los Angeles will harvest bone from the skull, hip or knee, depending on the size of the treatment area. A more substantial procedure, major bone grafting is typically performed in an operating room and requires a hospital stay.
Meet Dr. Mizrahi
An award-winning, board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Dr. Mizrahi practices the full scope of oral and facial surgery in her state-of-the-art Beverly Hills office. With her extensive training and surgical skills, Dr. Mizrahi is qualified to treat virtually any disease, injury or defect of the mouth, face and jaw.
Distinguished by her caring demeanor and gentle touch, Dr. Mizrahi is celebrated for her ability to put patients at ease and deliver among the safest and most comfortable oral surgeries. With years of experience, countless awards and unparalleled technical expertise, Dr. Mizrahi has earned her reputation for delivering among the best bone grafting Beverly Hills has to offer.Meet Dr. Mizrahi
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If you are missing teeth and considering some beautiful Beverly Hills dental implants, your first step will be to meet with Dr. Mizrahi for a private consultation.
During this meeting, Dr. Mizrahi will thoroughly examine your mouth and medical history to determine if you are an ideal candidate for dental implants. From there, she will compose a comprehensive surgical plan to prepare the mouth for the placement of artificial teeth.
Deeply understanding of the anxiety patients feel when undergoing an oral surgery procedure, Dr. Mizrahi's caring demeanor and extensive knowledge will immediately put you at ease. Celebrated for providing among the highest level of patient care, Dr. Mizrahi is committed to your comfort throughout treatment—from the initial consultation to post-operative care.
Renowned for providing safe, comfortable and advanced oral surgery, Dr. Mizrahi has earned her reputation for delivering among the best bone grafting Beverly Hills has to offer.