Jaw Bone Grafting
Jaw bone defects often necessitate bone grafting, a reconstructive surgery aimed at stimulating bone generation, rebuilding bone structure, and enhancing bone density.
Bone grafting addresses a variety of issues, including:
- Defects present since birth
- Traumatic injuries
- Tumor removal
- Bone loss due to tooth extraction
Minor Bone Grafting
The most common bone grafting procedure focuses on augmenting the upper or lower jawbone to increase bone volume and density, preparing the area for dental implant placement.
Tooth loss can lead to bone resorption over time, rendering some patients ineligible for dental implants. Bone grafting reverses bone loss or strengthens existing bone, facilitating dental implant placement once the graft has established a suitable foundation.
Bone grafting procedures for dental implant support can typically be performed in our office. The surgeon may recommend using the patient’s bone or other sources, including synthetic material, to promote bone growth. This process ensures proper support for dental implants or prostheses. Healing time before implant placement typically ranges from 4 to 6 months, sometimes longer.
Major Bone Grafting
Extensive bone grafting, such as correcting congenital defects, requires a hospital setting. Grafting material may be sourced from areas like the skull or hip to address more complex jawbone issues. Trust Suburban Oral Surgery to provide comprehensive jaw bone grafting services tailored to your needs.