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Bone Grafting

Bone loss in the jaw is a natural consequence of losing a tooth. However, it can make you ineligible for dental implants.

Dr. Jose Valenzuela, Jr. can restore your candidacy for dental implants with bone grafting in Mexico. 

Learn why patients choose the Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center in Los Algodones to restore lost tissue with this innovative procedure.

What Is Bone Grafting?

Bone grafting is a dental procedure that adds volume and density to the jawbone. This solution can help those suffering from gum disease, facial trauma, dental decay, and jaw defects preserve their facial profile and improve their overall oral function.

Your upper and lower jawbones require stimulation to stay strong and healthy. When you lose a tooth, the jawbone can atrophy since it no longer has the stimulation that was once provided by the tooth roots. Eventually, the jaw may become too weak to support dental implants. Bone grafting replaces the lost tissue, promoting new bone growth. This can lay a solid foundation for anchoring dental implants, helping patients to qualify for the procedure.

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The Benefits of Bone Grafting

Whether you have lost your teeth due to decay, tooth extraction, or advancing age, jawbone loss can affect both your oral health and appearance. Loss of jawbone density can also occur due to periodontal disease.

Here’s what bone grafts can do for our dental patients in Los Algodones, Mexico:

Improved Appearance

Bone density loss in your jaw can cause it to wither and give your face a sunken, aged look. This surgery can help keep your jawline looking full.

Strengthened Bite

A deteriorating jawbone can put the health of your teeth in jeopardy and make it challenging to bite and chew efficiently. Bone grafting restores the strength of the jaw.

Qualify for Dental Implants

Insufficient bone density disqualifies many from dental implant surgery. This procedure restores tissue so your jaw can support implants.

Getting a Bone Graft A Look Into the Process

Here's what patients in Los Algodones, Mexico, can expect from this kind of dental work:

IV Sedation

Dr. Valenzuela incorporates IV sedation into the surgery to ensure patients have a comfortable and relaxing experience.

Bone Graft Placement

Your dentist will make incisions along the gumline to access the bone. The graft is placed so it will heal and fuse with your living tissue. Then, the incisions are closed and the tissue is sutured closed.

Implant Placement Consideration

If the amount of bone grafting is minimal, he may be able to perform implant placement during the same visit. If the amount of bone grafting is significant, patients will need to wait for their jawbone to heal.

Healing Process

It generally takes the jaw three to six months to heal after a bone graft. Patients are then able to undergo dental implant surgery. Patients are advised to not smoke during this time, as smoking affects the healing process.

What Patients Are Saying About Our Los Algodones, Mexico, Dental Clinic


Theresa Fredrick


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I cant say enough good things about Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry, Dr. Jose, and his staff. They do amazing work, have always addressed any concern I've had... they are professional, accomodating, patient and kind.

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Jennifer Presnall


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Every staff member was so kind, caring, passionate, supportive, and truly amazing, wonderful people.

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Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center

The Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry Center in Los Algodones offers patients in the Southern California and Western Arizona area state-of-the-art dental work at our modern, inviting, and comfortable dental office. Dr. Valenzuela is a member of multiple prestigious organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry

Contact us online or call (928) 792-2156 to schedule an appointment today.

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