Park Forest Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center – Arlington TX
When Is Bone Grafting Necessary?
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.
Park Forest Oral Surgery & Dental Implant Center
Patient Review By Tanaya H
I can't speak highly enough of the doctor or the staff! They were amazing! They went above and beyond when dealing with my insurance! They truly care!
- Tanaya H
Patient Review By Don F
I came to Park Forest for bone grafts and teeth implants (3). The surgery was challenging because many years had passed since the teeth were lost and quite a bit of bone loss had taken place. Before visiting Park Forest I had surgery at another oral surgeon and all the bone grafts failed. Dr. Ismaili did a fantastic job with a very challenging procedure, maybe even his most challenging . The grafts were a complete success and the implant surgery was flawless. I couldn't be any happier with the professional staff and the treatment I received.
- Don F
Patient Review By janice L
I am pleased with all services I received. everyone was very friendly and pleasant.
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