Bone Grafting

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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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

It has been 20 years since I have had a tooth extracted. Then it took hours to recover and days of pain. This time, it was done within a short period of time, using only local anesthesia an with little lingering pain. The graft was quick and the healing is progressing nicely.

- Aaron F

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

So remember Tom Hanks in Castaway? He had an infected tooth and tried to remove it with a couple of rocks. I was at that point before seeing Dr Butura. The pain was on a scale of 1 to10 a 25. I saw my primary dentist first and she suggested the tooth could not be saved and referred me to Dr Butura. I had a consultation the next day and confirmed removal and implant was the best alternative. I was scheduled the next morning. We attempted to use a local but the infection prevented it from complete numbing. With out a hitch they put me under, did the extraction, pain gone!! No post complications and I will return for the implant after area heals.

- Roger M

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