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Bone Grafting

Have you been told that you are not a good candidate for dental implants due to insufficient bone tissue in your jaw?

A bone graft can add volume and density to your jawbone to reestablish your candidacy for dental implants.

Dr. Mark Khaimov in Nutley, NJ, can perform a bone graft to increase the strength of your jawbone and prepare you for dental implants.

A Closer Look At the Bone Grafting Process

Bone grafting restores receded jawbone areas with healthy bone tissue, creating a stable foundation for your new dental implants

The Issues A Bone Graft Can Treat

Bone Loss

The prolonged absence of teeth and the advanced stages of gum disease cause tissue loss in the jaw that can affect the stability of your teeth.

Loose Teeth

Teeth can become loose for a variety of reasons. When left untreated, this can result in tooth loss and bone atrophy.

Developmental Defects

Certain developmental defects result in areas of missing tissue in the jaw.

Facial Trauma

An injury or other traumatic incident can cause the loss of bone tissue in the jaw.

Am I a Candidate For Bone Grafting?

Most patients in good oral and overall health who have suffered bone recession are candidates for bone grafting. However, there are a few issues that can affect your candidacy:

Type and Extent of Jawbone Tissue Loss

Several types of dental bone grafts address different degrees of bone loss. The area where you have experienced atrophy and the amount of tissue you need to replace will determine which graft you are a candidate for.

Good Dental Health

In general, it is a good idea to address other oral health issues, such as gum disease, before undergoing a grafting procedure.

Stable Overall Health

Conditions like uncontrolled diabetes and habits like smoking may limit your ability to heal after surgery and can interfere with your candidacy for a graft.

Your dentist will carefully assess your candidacy before recommending bone grafting.

An Experienced Dentist With Advanced Technology

Our dental office in Nutley, New Jersey, is equipped with the latest technology, which allows us to provide precise and beneficial care. Dr. Khaimov is a board-certified periodontist and implant dentist, and a diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.

Our entire Nutley, NJ, office takes pride in treating each one of our patients with kindness and respect to ensure your visit to our dental office is as stress-free as possible. If you are ready to replace missing teeth, call us to see if you are a good candidate for a bone graft and implants.


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"Dr. Mark Khaimov Is Skilled, Caring, and Personable" Nutley, New Jersey, Chooses Us For Their Dental Care


Emely Wexler


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Dr. K is knowledgeable, gentle, and top of the line in his area of expertise. He made me feel comfortable during the gum procedure and constantly checked in to make sure I was OK the whole time. Evie made me feel at ease and was gentle when handling my gums. Antonette was helpful when explaining the insurance information.

Thanks for providing a five star experience!

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Dan L


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Great experience! Dr. Mark Khaimov is very knowledgeable, skilled, caring, and personable. He and his team provide a very personal, positive experience, and will go out of their way to address any concerns. Everyone there is so friendly! The office is very inviting, clean, and up to date. Dr. Khaimov is well versed and equipped to offer the latest techniques. I definitely recommend MK Periodontics!

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Advanced Technology Leads to Rapid Recovery

In our Nutley, NJ, office, we use platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to expedite your recovery after your bone grafting procedure. We create the PRP by separating the platelets (reservoirs of growth factors) from a sample of your blood processed in a centrifuge. The PRP is then applied to your surgical site to help you recover more quickly so we can perform the treatment you need as soon as possible.

The Procedure What To Expect

The exact nature of your grafting procedure will depend on the type of graft you need. For example, sinus lifts (augmentation of the upper jaw to accommodate implants and avoid disrupting the sinus membranes) are more complicated than a simple ridge augmentation procedure. However, several common steps typically occur during a dental bone graft:
Thanks to careful planning and minimally invasive techniques, bone grafting is predictable and results in minimal discomfort.

Day of Procedure

Thanks to careful planning and minimally invasive techniques, bone grafting is predictable and results in minimal discomfort.


Your dentist will conduct imaging to assess the quality and quantity of your bone tissue and decide where the bone grafts are needed. 


You will receive local anesthesia and any requested sedation. Then your doctor will create an incision in your gums.


Your doctor will carefully place the synthetic grafting material or autologous bone tissue in the recessed jawbone. 


Your dentist will close the surgery site with sutures.


Dental bone grafts are outpatient procedures, so you will be able to return home soon after your surgery to recover.

Caring for Yourself While Recovering After Bone Grafting

Discomfort, swelling, and bruising are common side effects that should only last for the first few days after surgery. Following your dentist's recovery instructions is the best way to ensure you heal quickly and safely.

During the healing process, you should follow the doctor's instructions regarding:


You should stick to a diet of softer foods for at least the first 24 hours after surgery. Avoid any salty, crunchy, or spicy foods, which can irritate the treatment site.


The common symptoms of bruising, swelling, and pain can be managed with over-the-counter or prescription medications. You should always take these medications as prescribed by your health care professional.


Most dentists recommend getting a lot of rest for the first three days following surgery. Keeping your head elevated and using ice packs during rest can reduce your swelling.

Bone Grafting Sets the Stage for a Healthier Smile

Bone grafting is a safe and effective surgery that provides a strong, lasting base for implants and tooth restorations. 

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Before This patient had bone loss due to missing teeth.
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After A graft and a set of dentures restored their smile.

How Long Until I Can Get Implants?

For most patients, it takes three to six months for the grafted tissue to fuse with the jawbone. Once your graft has integrated with your jawbone, it creates a solid base for implants. Once your graft has healed completely, our Nutley, NJ, periodontist can schedule an appointment to place your implants. 

"I Knew I Had Made the Right Choice" More 5-Star Reviews From Our Nutley, NJ, Patients


Don Cable


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It was 8 months ago that I first walked into the offices of MKP&I and am glad I did. Today, I was there to have my first implants put in and while I walked in a bit apprehensive and nervous, I walked out a very satisfied and happy person. And once again, a lot of that credit goes to the outstanding staff that Dr. K. has working for him. I have one awesome periodontist and staff and am so thankful for them every time I walk into the office. You’re all #1 in my book!

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Heidy Rodriguez


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From the second I walked in I knew I had made the right choice. Reception was very polite and followed COVID-19 guidelines by checking my temp. I was called quickly, Evie was so nice. Dr. Khaimov came in, asked some questions, even diagnosed an issue I had with my tongue that NO ONE had ever caught before. The LANAP treatment he suggested is brilliant. I can't wait to get started. Coming here was the best decision I've made all 2020!

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Dr. Mark Khaimov

Dr. Mark Khaimov is a board-certified periodontist and implant dentist proudly serving the Nutley and Florham Park communities. He is dedicated to providing quality care in a relaxed environment. MK Periodontics & Implant Dentistry is proud to be affiliated with the:

  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • New Jersey Dental Association
  • American Dental Association

For more information about our services, contact our office online or call one of our two convenient locations today.

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