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Bone Grafting

Prepare Your Jaw Bone for Permanent Tooth Replacement


Bone Grafting Replaces Lost Jaw Bone

Dental implants have long since been considered the best tooth replacement option in dentistry, but if a patient has worn dentures or is missing a tooth, the jaw bone may be too thin or too soft to support them. When this is the case, bone grafting can return the jaw to the ideal volume, paving the way for permanent tooth replacement. Utilizing technology and advanced techniques, we provide bone grafting that is comfortable and personalized to provide each of our patients with the most advantageous results. Dr. Carl Medgaus is extensively training in bone grafting procedures, having taken advanced courses from the Misch Implant Institute and Pikos Institute, outside of the education and experience gained from over 35 years spent practicing state-of-the-art dentistry. With our comprehensive implant services, you can receive bone grafting procedures, your dental implant surgery, and all restorations from Dr. Medgaus and in the convenience of our office! Our all-inclusive care merges modern bone grafting procedures and dental implants, and you will no longer have to deal with the difficulty and inconvenience of missing teeth!

The Benefits of Modern Bone Grafting

In the past, bone grafting was accomplished by taking a portion of bone from a different part of the body. Today, it is more common to use a different bone grafting material from a donor source that does not involve a second surgical site. Modern bone grafting is an effective way to provide patients with dental implants and a lifetime of healthy, attractive smiles. With our comprehensive implant services, you will receive bone grafting procedures, your dental implant surgery, and all restorations from Dr. Medgaus. Our safe and effective bone grafting procedures can offer patients a variety of benefits, including:

  • Use dental implants in cases where it is otherwise impossible
  • Provide additional support for the gum tissue
  • Allows tooth replacements to be naturally shaped
  • Improves support for dental implants
  • Maintains facial shape and prevents jawbone loss

Our Bone Grafting Procedures

Bone grafting procedures involve placing bone material into the jaw bone, which will integrate with the existing bone and help regenerate new bone tissue during the healing process. Our bone grafting process may take several months, depending on the complexity of your case, but once the bone has grown in sufficiently, the area will be dense and strong enough to support a natural-looking, strong, and reliable dental implant!

Adding a small section supportive bone material to your jaw where the dental implant will be placed. This new bone material will help strengthen and add volume to the existing bone, while also evening out the bony ridge.

Lifting up the sinus cavity and placing grafting material beneath. Tooth loss in the upper back jaw causes the bone to resorb up and the sinus cavity to sag and not leave enough bone height for the placement of dental implants.

Recreating the natural contours of the jaw ridge by placing bone material where sufficient bone volume is lacking. Evening out the jaw ridge makes it possible to safely place one or more dental implants.

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Dr. Carl Medgaus talks about a Tough Case

You can be a candidate for dental implants with bone grafting!