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.

Are You a Candidate for Bone Grafting

Advances in the field of oral surgery have made bone grafting procedures much simpler. Paul Kelly Maxillofacial provides excellent care with great patient outcomes.

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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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Having a tooth broken and needing it fixed. They had a appointment right away. They were all very helpful.

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My worst fears are needles & anything to do with any kind of procedures. The entire staff & Dr Kelly were very understanding, compassionate and very thorough in explaining exactly what was going to take place and me feel at ease, thank you all again!

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My son was referred to Dr. Kelly from a referral from a Periodontist due to a lesion that they thought they saw near his lower teeth. Dr. Carlson called over to Dr. Kelly's office and we were told that he would see him right away. Needless to say we were concerned; however once we spoke to Dr. Kelly and his staff and they explained exactly what needed to be done our minds were put at ease. The day of surgery went well.. again due to the expertise of both Dr. Kelly and his staff the day went without a hitch. In fact- my son needs his wisdom teeth removed and he does not want anyone other than Dr. Kelly to perform the extraction. I would highly recommend Dr. Kelly to anyone who is seeking an Oral Surgeon. He is the BEST!!!

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