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.

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.

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 Coeur D'Alene and Ponderay 208-664-0844

Lakeside Oral Surgery & Dental Implants

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Patient Review

I had to had a bad infection and needed 3 back teeth pulled as well as 2 skin grafts done. I was referred to Lake side by me doctor. From the time I made the appointment on a Friday they got me in on next Tuesday. I was in allot of pain and was very glad the jumped on it to help me asap. I have never been treated by any business or medical professional as well as the people at Lake side oral. I had my surgery yesterday 6-17-20 and it went so great, they even care about your spouse and have set up their practice to make sure she was well informed during the surgery and have gone so far as to have a massage chair in the theater room for her to wait in. They worked with me on the cost and understood that unexpected things come up when life happens. I want to give special thanks to Kinsey, Venessa and Kara for treating me like family. I have had 5 back surgery's and 3 heart surgery's in the last 6 years due to falling off a roof so I have seen many doctors and surgeons but doctor Haynie is way above the rest the way he treated me. They will not only be me and my family’s oral surgery center for life but my friends. I hope to repay the kindness they all showed me someday. John

- John B

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