Dental Bone Grafts

Missing teeth over a period of time can cause your jaw bone to atrophy, or resorb. This often results in poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for the placement of dental implants as well as long term shifting of remaining teeth and changes to facial structure.

Fortunately, we have the ability to grow bone where it is needed. This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width for maximum stability, but it also gives us a chance to restore functionality and aesthetic appearance.

For more information about Bone Grafting or to schedule a consult with Dr. Straw, please use our online Appointment Request form or call our offices in El Dorado Hills at El Dorado Hills Oral Surgery Office Phone Number 916-933-3332 or in Placerville at Placerville Oral Surgery Office Phone Number 530-626-3300.

Please also read our dental bone graft Patient Reviews »

Bone grafting can prepare implant sites with inadequate bone structure due to previous extractions, gum disease, or injuries. The bone is is either obtained from a tissue bank or your own bone is taken from the jaw, hip or tibia.  In addition, special membranes may be utilized that dissolve under the gum to protect the bone graft, as well as encourage bone regeneration. This is called guided bone regeneration, or guided tissue regeneration.

Major bone grafts can be performed to repair defects of the jaws. These defects may arise as a result of traumatic injuries, tumor surgery, or congenital defects. Large defects are repaired using the patient’s own bone. This bone is harvested from a number of different areas depending on the size & need. The skull (cranium), hip (iliac crest), and lateral knee (tibia), are common donor sites. These procedures are routinely performed in an operating room and require a hospital stay.


Patient Reviews: Dental Bone Grafts

Please read testimonials below from our patients. Visit the Patient Review form to leave a review about your dental bone grafting experience with El Dorado Oral Surgery. Call our office if you would like more information: El Dorado Hills Oral Surgery Office Phone Number 916-933-3332.

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5 out of 5 stars based on 5 Bone Grafting reviews.

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My experience so far has been a very positive one. The staff has been helpful, professional and knowledgeable throughout my process. Dr. Straw was kind and extremely knowledgeable and thorough throughout my extraction and bone grafting of my tooth. He explained the situation I have very well and made me feel very comfortable during the procedure. I am hoping for the best in my desire to have an implant and look forward to working with Dr. Straw and his staff.

- Susan D

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Dr. Staw and his staff were awesome, would recommend to family and friends

- Karen E

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It is hard for me to fully express my sincere gratitude to Dr Straw and his entire team. In January 2015 my dentist discovered a large void under 3 of my teeth on a routine xray and advised my that it could be anything from a cyst to cancer. Needless to say my world was rocked. Dr Straw made time to see me the next day. His confidence and expertise calmed me down. Other doctors who my wife called said they did not deal with such a major issue. Dr Straw conducted a 4 hour surgery at Mercy Folsom to take a piece of my hip bone and graft into the void. The surgery was highly successful and I was very relieved to find out I had an aggressive type of cyst and not cancer. Over the last 12 months Dr Straw and his team have performed the necessary reconstructive surgeries to the point that I am now about the get my four implants. All of this has gone flawlessly. They have the latest technology and a lot of experience. Every one of his team also had tremendous attitude and compassion. They were also very effective at dealing with medical insurance to get a good part of my procedures covered by my health insurance.

- John G

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Recently I had the opportunity to take my son to Dr. Straw to have some bone grafting done before getting implants. Dr. Straw was very professional and knowledgeable. I knew his skill would get my son through the procedure without any complications or infections- thank you so much for the excellent care. We will be back and happy to refer you any time.........

- Jonette N

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Dr Straw and his staff provided outstanding service to me which helped get me through a stressful experience. His office staff were helpful and proactive. The doctor was very personable and really took time to put me at ease. It is clear that he really cares about providing the very best service.

- John G

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