Bone Grafting Johnston RI
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.
Bone Graft Procedure Presentation
Patient Reviews: Bone Grafts Johnston RI
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Patient Review by Ron R
Nothing but a pleasure. Procedure was explained and performed professionally. I expected average and received extraordinary care.
- Ron R
Patient Review by Gemma L
Far and away, the best dental experience I have ever had (and I have had a lot!). Not only is Dr. Young extremely intelligent, skilled, extremely current and diligent; but he is also kind, gentle and excellent at explaining things and great at giving needles without pain. I presented all sorts of challenges that the staff and professors at Tufts Dental School could not resolve; but Dr. Young was able to do so. On top of that, all of his staff are top notch. I highly recommend this practice and will never go anywhere else for oral surgery procedures.
- Gemma L
Patient Review by Michael
Great Dr. and staff! Dr young is the best!