Bone Grafting | Austintown OH
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 the 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 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. 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 or cadaver bone. These procedures are routinely performed in the office, but can also be done in an operating room if necessary.
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Mill Creek Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates
Patient Review by Brian A
I came here and got my wisdom teeth taken care of and they have always been kind enough to walk me though the proces. The girls were really nice in getting me scheduled and all taken care of!!!!
- Brian A
Patient Review by Michelle W
Dr Wagley and his staff at both locations have been very helpful with scheduling appointments, helping with insurance and answering our numerous questions. Dr Wagley took those extra time week before surgery to reassure us about the procedure and address last minute concerns.
- Michelle W
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