Osseous Grafting

Osseous grafting, also known as bone grafting, is a surgical procedure designed to promote bone growth and repair. This procedure can treat several conditions and involves transplanting your own bone tissue or inserting synthetic graft material where new bone growth is needed. This technique is often used to help heal fractures that are not healing on their own, provide support for dental implants, or rebuild bone lost to periodontal disease. If you require a bone graft in your jaw, do not hesitate to contact an experienced oral surgeon. 

The knowledgeable and skilled oral and maxillofacial specialists at Union City Oral Surgery Group have more than 25 years of experience helping our patients achieve their perfect smile. We understand how stressful and frightening undergoing surgery can be and will prioritize your health, safety, and comfort from the moment you walk into our office until you are fully recovered. We employ several innovative and minimally-invasive techniques to get you back to feeling your best as quickly as possible.


A dental bone graft can treat various dental and oral health concerns that may require additional bone mass in the jaw or alveolar ridge. Your dentist may recommend visiting an oral surgeon to discuss an osseous graft for the following reasons:

  1. Periodontal Disease: When gum disease advances and becomes especially severe, the infection can eat away at your jawbone. An osseous graft can stabilize your jaw and teeth, preventing future tooth loss. 
  2. Tooth Extraction: After a tooth extraction, the surrounding bone that held it in place may degenerate. A bone graft can preserve the socket for a future implant. 
  3. Dental Implants: Dental implants must be inserted into dense and healthy bone to replace a tooth’s root successfully. If the surrounding bone is insufficient, it can be built up through surgery. Additionally, bone grafts can be performed to ensure your dentures fit securely. 

To qualify for osseous grafting in Union City, NJ, you must be in good health without any heart conditions that can make surgery a risk to your health. Your oral surgeon will review your dental and medical history during an extensive oral exam to determine if you are a candidate for the procedure.


Before beginning the procedure, you will be numbed or sedated for your comfort. Depending on the extent of your surgery, you may receive either an anesthetic or a local numbing agent. After you are comfortable, your surgeon will make a small incision in your gums to access the affected bone. Then, the graft material is applied to the deficient area of your jawbone. While graft material can be transplanted from a healthy bone in your body, synthetic grafting material is often used for dental bone grafting. After the graft is in place, your surgeon will reposition the gums and close the incision with stitches. Typically, this procedure is performed in less than an hour.

Following your procedure, your surgeon will provide you with detailed postoperative instructions to ensure a smooth recovery. You can expect to feel some pain and discomfort after your surgery that can typically be managed by taking over-the-counter pain medication. In many cases, patients are pain-free within a matter of days. Your surgeon will schedule a follow-up appointment two weeks after your procedure to monitor your progress and address any concerns.


At Union City Oral Surgery Group, our surgeons are well-versed in a wide range of state-of-the-art osseous graft procedures. Depending on your unique concerns, your surgeon may recommend one of the following options:

  • Socket preservation following a tooth extraction
  • Ridge augmentation to support dental implants and dentures
  • Sinus lift to make room for implants in the back of your mouth
  • Periodontal bone graft to repair bone degeneration from gum disease

Your surgeon will evaluate your needs as well as your cosmetic and oral health goals before recommending a procedure to fit your needs. They will support you as you prepare for and recover from your surgery to ensure a quick and successful recovery.


While the prospect of getting an oral osseous graft can feel overwhelming, partnering with a trustworthy oral surgeon can give you peace of mind that your health is in caring and experienced hands. At Union City Oral Surgery Group, our talented team of oral and maxillofacial specialists is dedicated to prioritizing our patient’s needs and comfort through every stage of their treatment journey. 

We are committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve in a secure and comfortable environment. To learn more about how we can help you, schedule an appointment today by calling (201) 601-9262 or completing our online contact form

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