Bone Grafting Worcester MA
Dental Graft After Tooth Loss
Over a period of time, the jaw bone 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 Dental 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).
Contact Our Office Today...
Sinus bone grafts are performed to replace bone in the posterior upper jaw.
Special membranes that dissolve under the gum, protect the bone graft, and encourage bone regeneration may be used. This is called guided bone regeneration or
guided tissue regeneration.
Major bone grafts are typically performed to repair defects of the jaw. 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 dental bone graft procedures are routinely performed in an operating room and require a hospital stay. Contact our office for more information: Laurie Manthos DMD Phone Number 508-752-2100.