Major & Minor Bone Grafting
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. Most patients, in these situations, are not candidates for dental implants.
Fortunately, today 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, but it also gives us a chance to restore functionality and aesthetic appearance.
Major Bone Grafting
Bone grafting can repair implant sites with inadequate bone structure due to previous extractions, gum disease, or injuries. The bone is either obtained from a tissue bank or your own bone is taken from the jaw, hip or tibia (below the knee). Sinus bone grafts are also performed to replace bone in the posterior upper jaw. 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 are typically 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 needed. 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.
Butura Oral & Dental Implant Surgery
Our Latest Patient Testimonial
I just had a tooth extracted and bone graft put in a couple days ago. I was very nervous and scared (mostly because of past traumatic experiences at dental offices). I have to say Dr. Butura is an excellent oral surgeon. He not only took the time to learn my symptoms but he also explained the procedure, which gave me a sense of reassurance. I never really felt pain and he made sure I was ok while he was treating me. Dr. Butura's staff was super nice and friendly to me , thank you Marie for going the extra mile to help me feel comfortable during the procedure. I left his office feeling relieved because my experience here was definitely pleasant and pain free. I also have gotten a couple calls since my visit from his office to ask me how I am recovering. My pain is very minimal and I am recovering very well. Thank you Dr. Butura for genuinely caring for your patients and being an awsome oral surgeon, and thank you to your awsome staff
- Jessica T
Our Latest Patient Testimonial
I required IV sedation for my tooth extraction and bone graft. I am a RN and worked in the OR for many years. Dr Butura was able to start my IV quickly on the first stick without any discomfort and when I woke up, I felt great with no nausea or light headedness. I know I was in very experienced hands and would highly recommend Dr Butura for any oral surgery procedure one might have. This was the best surgery experience I have had and will definitely be returning to Dr Butura for my tooth implant.
- Jean R