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.

Are You a Candidate for Bone Grafting

Advances in the field of oral surgery have made bone grafting procedures much simpler. Blue Lake Oral Surgery provides excellent care with great patient outcomes.

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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 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.

Blue Lake Oral Surgery

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

The staff are all friendly. The procedure took no time at all. Everything was explained to me before and after the procedure. Great group of people.

- Loretta H

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

I was very happy with the overall treatment offered by the receptionist, nurse and especially Dr.Smith. She provided a quick report on her recommendations to both my dentist and family doctor. I would gladly recommend Dr. Smith and Blue Lake Oral Surgery to anyone looking for a true professional to care for their needs.

- Daniel V

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Dr. Smith exceeded all my expectations. She placed a bone graft and four dental implants- she gave me my smile back! Dr. Smith is one of the best. I'm forever grateful to Dr. Smith and her team.

- Heather M

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