Bone Grafting

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.

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Had three teeth extracted and was very nervous of course but Dr. Wall and the staff chatted with me, played some classic rock music for me and just put me at ease. Had general anesthesia, went to sleep, woke up and extractions were complete. Other than a little numbness, absolutely no pain. Entire procedure took just shy of an hour. Will be making a future appointment to discuss dental implants. Great bunch of folks.

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I went into Dr. Walls office for the first time a few days ago having been in excruciating, constant pain for the entire 3 days prior to my visit. After being prescribed countless meds from a different Doctor ranging from mild muscle relaxers to highly potent pain killers, all of which didn’t help eliminate the pain. I went into Dr. Walls office desperate and still in high amounts of pain. After listening to my oral background history he quickly determined that the pain I was feeling on the entire left side of my face was due to a horrible cavity on my wisdom tooth. I was then prepped and the tooth was extracted no more than 30 minutes after determining the problem (pain free extraction by the way) and I left his office feeling like a new man. I would recommend Dr. Wall to anyone looking for a new oral surgeon.

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