Bone Grafting

Major & Minor Bone Grafting

Missing teeth over a period of time can cause your jawbone 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 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.

Konikoff Salzberg Periodontics

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This team was just overall a great team to work with. Everyone made this process easy and quick. I'm so happy they were recommended and I was able to go there for my dental needs!

- Brittany B

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I had very good results on tissue and bone grafting. I would definitely return and recommend to a friend.

- Jennifer E

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So far the experience has been good.... will return in March for my implant

- Adrianna M

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Everyone was professional and courteous.

- maria h

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- Pat C

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Very professional and personable office staff. Dr Konikoff made it less scary by telling me what he was going to do before he did it.

- Brenda S

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The staff was great. Almost no wait time! The waiting room was clean and neat. Overall, a great experience. Highly recommend!

- Monica H

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Staff very knowledgeable and pleasant. Doctor explained in details all the steps of my procedure.

- Paulette N

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Great service!

- Anonymous

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Doctor was very detailed in her explanation of the procedure and the post procedure phone call to follow up with very much appreciated.

- Milton A

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Staff is very friendly

- Yeona W

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