Bone Grafting, Salt Lake City Utah
Call today to schedule an appointment or with any questions: ☎ Oral & Facial Reconstructive Surgeons of Utah SLC Office Phone Number 801-262-7447
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 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
Please call our practice to schedule your consultation: ☎ Oral & Facial Reconstructive Surgeons of Utah SLC Office Phone Number 801-262-7447