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.
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Butura Oral & Dental Implant Surgery
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
Our Latest Patient Testimonial
Extremely pleased with my overall experience with Dr Butura, as well as his front and back office staff...they are wonderful! They were very respectful and accommodating in my time of need. I required oral surgery with a bone graft. Everything was explained to me with great detail and all my questions answered. I would, without a doubt reccommend this practice to any of my family or friends. I too, work for a well-known medical practice, and feel Dr Butura and his staff give the utmost attention to detail, care and respect to their patients...my same philosophy..."treat people the way you want to be treated". This is certainly what I felt from the moment I walked into their office. This is an excellent oral surgeon...If need be, I would definitely go back. My only complaint is that I cannot give more than five stars for an overall rating! 🙂
- Jan S