If you have missing teeth, the passage of time will result in the jawbone associated with those teeth being atrophied or reabsorbed. The result is bone that is poor quality or quantity for dental implant placement.
Thanks to advanced technology, bone can be grown where needed. Because of this ability, implants that are the correct length and width can be placed.
FLOSS Dental has given many patients a fully restored aesthetic appearance and oral functionality utilizing bone grafts.
FLOSS Dental provides bone graft treatments in 10 convenient FLOSS locations Coppell, Lakewood, Southlake, Oak Lawn, Park Cities, Preston Royal, Uptown Dallas, 5th Street, 38th Street and San Antonio, Texas
FLOSS Bone Grafts
Inadequate bone structure resulting from tooth extractions, injuries or gum disease can be repaired with bone grafts. The new bone is either obtained from a tissue bank or taken from your own tibia, hip or jaw. In the upper posterior jaw, sinus bone grafts can also be performed.
If needed, special membranes that dissolve under the gum can encourage regeneration of the bone and protect the bone graft. These instances are referred to as guided tissue regeneration or bone generation.
Defects of the jaws resulting from traumatic injuries, congenital defects or tumor surgical procedures are usually addressed with major bone grafts. Larger problems are repaired with the use of the patient’s own bone.
Depending on the size of the problem, the bone could be harvested from a variety of sites, including the hip, lateral knee and skull. Procedures of this nature normally take place in the OR and result in a hospital stay.