Bone Grafting, Salt Lake City Utah
Major & Minor Bone Grafting
Over a period of time, the jawbone 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 placement of dental implants.
Today, we have the ability to grow bone where needed. This not only gives us the opportunity to place dental implants of proper length and width, 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 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.
Patient Reviews: Dental Bone Grafts
Please view testimonials from our patients, below. To share your experiences at Oral & Facial Reconstructive Surgeons of Utah, please use our online Patient Questionnaire. Call us in Salt Lake City for more information or to make an appointment: Oral & Facial Reconstructive Surgeons of Utah SLC Office Phone Number 801-262-7447.
Oral & Facial Reconstructive Surgeons of Utah
Patient Testimonial by Ron G
Dr. Gladwell did an amazing job. Would highly recommend him. And his follow up care is great! Thank you!
- Ron G
Patient Testimonial by Michelle M
I love this office. So, so good! I went here and so did my daughter. Very professional and skilled office with doctors that make you feel like family. Really concerned about the whole person when formulating a treatment plan. 100% would go there again.
- Michelle M
Patient Testimonial by Kristine C
Dr. Gladwell has been amazing! My daughter was in an accident where she broke her jaw and palate. Dr. Gladwell added her to his schedule right away and took us through the process of teeth wired in her mouth, bone grafting and implants. He was kind, considerate,and answered all of our many questions and never rushed our appointments or procedures. He helped us through a very difficult and stressful time and we felt that she was getting amazing care over this last year and a half. Thank you to Dr. Gladwell and his kind staff.
- Kristine C