Dental Bone Grafting in San Luis Obispo
Major & Minor Bone Grafting
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 the 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, but it also gives us a chance to restore functionality and aesthetic appearance.
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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 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. 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 procedures are routinely performed in an operating room and require a hospital stay.
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Patient Testimonial by Justin B
I was very confident in Dr. Jeanette. I had an impacted upper canine removed that was fused to the bone, a bone graft to fill the void and implant placed on the same day with a local anesthetic by my choice. It was tricky and hard to remove the impacted tooth but Dr. Jeanette was easily up to the job. Made quick correct decisions during the procedure that had the best outcome for me the patient. The staff is excellent. They were Covid sufficient, they provided a mask to me, had ample room in the waiting room for distancing. (When there, only one other was in the ample waiting room with me.) Any implants I get from now on will be done here.
- Justin B