Bone Grafting Columbia MO
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 implants of proper length and width, it also gives us a chance to restore functionality and aesthetic appearance.
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, where the natural depth of bone between the mouth and sinus is often inadequate for implant placement in molar and 2nd premolar sites. 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 Grafting
Major bone grafts are typically performed to repair large defects of the jaws. These defects may arise as a result of traumatic injuries, tumor surgery, or birth 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.
Call us with any questions or to make an appointment.573 449-4900
Patient Reviews for Bone Grafting
Coyle and Lance Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
I have been a patient of Dr Coyle since he came to Columbia and Dr Johnson before that. I have had extensive oral surgery: teeth removal, bone grafts, implants, fixed dentures, and all associated with those procedures. I have found the Doctors more than helpful. I was told many times before Dr Coyle came to…
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