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. We now 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 esthetic appearance.
There are several areas of the body which are suitable for attaining bone grafts. In the maxillofacial region, bone grafts can be taken from inside the mouth, in the area of the chin or third molar region or in the upper jaw behind the last tooth. In more extensive situations, a greater quantity of bone can be attained from the hip or the outer aspect of the tibia at the knee.
These surgeries are performed in the out-office surgical suite under IV sedation or general anesthesia. After discharge, bed rest is recommended for one day and limited physical activity for one week.
Platelet Rich Plasma - In addition our office has the newest breakthrough in bone grafting: a Platelet Rich Plasma Centrifuge. Utilizing this specially designed centrifuge a small volume of the patient’s blood is withdrawn, and placed in the centrifuge. Utilizing a unique dual chamber and a gentle spin cycle the patient’s plasma, rich in platelets, can be added to the bone graft to speed healing. Dr. Kalant or his staff will be happy to discuss this treatment option with you.
Sinus Lift Procedure - This procedure involves elevating the sinus membrane and placing the bone graft onto the sinus floor, allowing implants to be placed in the back part of the upper jaw.
Ridge-Augmentation - In severe cases the ridge has been reabsorbed and a bone graft is placed to increase the ridge height and/or width.
Distraction Osteogenesis - This is an exciting new field for regeneration of lost bone structures of the mouth and face. Distraction Osteogenesis (DO) involves placement of a distraction device which is then slowly separated over a period of days or weeks to grow new bone to replace lost bone structures.
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Procedures: Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery - Removal of Teeth - Bone Grafting & Regeneration - Dental Implants - TMJ - Orthognathic Surgery - Facial Trauma - Anesthesia
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