Bone Grafting Indianapolis, IN
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.
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.
Bone Grafting Overview
For a brief narrated overview of the bone grafting process, please click the image below. It will launch our educational MiniModule in a separate window that may answer some of your questions about bone grafting.
Indiana Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates
Friendly staff, questions answered, follow up.
- Lori H
Staff was great and reassuring. Dr. Eden is wonderful.
- Lynne S
Dr. Eden always made sure that my husbands was well cared for during each visit. Unfortunately we never had time to schedule these appointments yet Dr. Eden made sure these emergency visits allowed him to be treated so he was not in pain. She really made my husband feel comfortable in a very difficult situation and I would highly recommend her if needing an Oral Surgeon.
- Mark S
Dr. Bojrab did a wonderful job on the grafting, my pain was minimal and the bleeding that I had been experiencing was eliminated. I am very grateful for the surgery and am hopeful that my healing will be swift and painless.
- Debra T
The follow up phone call from Dr. Bojrab was so kind and a nice way to show he cared.
- Jennifer M
Friendly and helpful staff. Angie Phillips made sure I was comfortable through the entire procedure. Dr. Davis went above and beyond to ensure I was taken care of.
- Angie M
Everyone is very nice and makes feel at ease. Highly recommended
- Brad M
The procedure and billing explanation were clear and presented well
- Wiley B