Bone Grafting

Major & Minor Bone Grafting

Over a period of time, the jawbone associated with missing teeth atrophies or is reabsorbed. This often leaves a condition in which there is poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for placement of dental implants. In these situations, most patients are not candidates for placement of dental implants.

Today, we have the ability to grow bone where needed. This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, it also gives us a chance to restore functionality and aesthetic appearance.

Major Bone Grafting

Bone grafting can repair dental 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 and protect the bone graft and 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 sites depending on the size of the defect. 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.

Are You a Candidate for Bone Grafting

Advances in the field of oral surgery have made bone grafting procedures much simpler. Western Reserve Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery provides excellent care with great patient outcomes.

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All the staff was great! I was nervous about the procedure, but all my questions were answered and they took great care of me.

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Thank you for getting me right in and taking care of my problem!

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Very informative and helpful friendly staff

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I couldn't be happier with my results. Dr. Frazee is wonderful. He explains everything thoroughly and in understandable terms. I felt comfortable with him right away and although he was not part of my insurance network I didn't consider another surgeon. In my opinion he is the best there is. His staff are all friendly, knowledgeable and concerned. highly recommend!

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The team at Western Reserve are very courteous, professional and eager to help their patients. Kudos

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