Major Bone Grafting

Major and Minor Bone Grafting

If teeth are missing, the jawbone becomes reabsorbed after a length of time. In turn, undergoing a dental implant procedure becomes difficult as the quality and amount of bone for the attachment is insufficient. In patients with excessive amounts of deteriorated bone, dental implants were previously not an option. However, because of recent advancements, we are able to grow bone when necessary. Through bone grafting, we are given a sufficient amount of bone and are able to implant an artificial tooth of proper length and width. Also, because of bone grafting, rates of success of restoring functionality and appearance are significantly improved.

Major Bone Grafting

Bone loss from extractions, gum disease, or injuries can be reversed through bone grafting. The extra bone needed to ensure the success of dental implants is either taken from your jaw, hip, or tibia, or from an external tissue bank. If bone is missing from the posterior upper jaw, sinus bone grafts can be conducted. To further promote bone regeneration, guided bone regeneration can be utilized. In this case, membranes are placed under the gum to protect the graft, and eventually dissolve.