Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is necessary when the patient’s jaw bone is in poor shape and not suitable for the placement of dental implants, giving you that million smile you deserve!

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.

What Is Ridge Augmentation?

A ridge augmentation is a common dental procedure often performed following a tooth extraction. This procedure helps recreate the natural contour of the gums and jaw that may have been lost due to bone loss from a tooth extraction, or for another reason. Dental implants require bone to support their structure and a ridge augmentation can help rebuild this bone to accommodate the implant.

How Is The Procedure Accomplished?

Most commonly, a small incision is made on the premolar or molar region to expose the jaw bone. A small opening is cut into the bone, and the membrane lining the sinus is pushed upward. The underlying space is filled with bone grafting material, either from your own body or from an other sources. Sometimes, synthetic materials that imitate bone formation are used. After the bone is implanted, the incision is sutured, and the healing process begins. After several months of healing, the bone becomes part of the patient’s jaw and dental implants can be inserted and stabilized in the newly formed sinus bone.

The sinus graft makes it possible for many patients to have dental implants that previously had no other option besides wearing loose dentures.

Experience Exceptional Bone Grafting at Prestige Oral and Facial Surgery Center with Dr. Gerardo Guillen

Are you in need of top-notch bone grafting services? Look no further than Prestige Oral and Facial Surgery Center, led by the esteemed Dr. Gerardo Guillen. As a premier destination for oral and facial surgery, we specialize in bone grafting procedures that enhance the strength and stability of your jawbone. With our highly skilled team and cutting-edge technology, we deliver exceptional results in bone grafting for dental implants, corrective jaw surgery, and facial reconstruction. Trust Dr. Gerardo Guillen and the professional team at Prestige Oral and Facial Surgery Center to provide the highest level of care and expertise. Take the first step towards restoring your oral health and regaining your confidence by scheduling a consultation today. Experience excellence in bone grafting at Prestige Oral and Facial Surgery Center.

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