Bone Grafting

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Bone Grafting Information

Missing teeth results in the jawbone naturally breaking down over time. If the quality and quantity of your jawbone are poor, you may need to have the existing bone supplemented through a bone graft prior to any placement of dental implants.



With a bone graft, our surgeons are able to replace your missing or damaged bone while using your body’s natural healing process to promote bone growth. This provides a strong foundation for the placement of your future implants, allowing you to once again enjoy the foods you love and smile with confidence.

How bone grafting works

Bone grafting continues to be a highly effective method for repairing the bone structure where implants are to be placed. When possible, your own bone tissue will be used from your hip, tibia (below the knee), or elsewhere in your jaw. In some cases, where necessary, bone can also come from a tissue bank. We also use special membranes that dissolve under the gum to protect the bone graft and help the bone to regenerate.

Given that a bone graft is a more complex surgical procedure than, say, a tooth extraction, they are performed by our surgeons in a hospital operating room.

In addition to implant-related bone grafts, tumor surgery, congenital defects, and traumatic injuries may also require bone grafts to repair or replace bone defects. Given the nature of the deficiency in these cases, the grafting required may be more significant.

Potential Consequences of Jawbone Deterioration & Loss

Maintaining the health of your jawbone is extremely important. When it deteriorates, due to injury or missing teeth, far more than your smile may be affected over time. Some of the possible consequences include:

  • Your remaining teeth may drift, loosen or become misaligned
  • Your facial profile collapses
  • Your lip support is limited
  • Your skin wrinkles around the mouth
  • Your other facial features become distorted
  • You experience jaw pain, facial pain, and headaches
  • You have difficulty speaking and communicating
  • You are unable to chew properly and painlessly
  • Your sinuses expand

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We recognize that by partnering with highly skilled and trusted practices like yours, we can do our best to improve and restore patients’ quality of life through delivering expert oral and maxillofacial surgical and non-surgical care with compassion, integrity, and respect.

CVOS Oral Surgery improves people's quality of life through the successful treatment of conditions involving the mouth, jaw, face, and skull.


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