Where you have missing teeth, gum disease, or facial trauma, your jawbone can begin to atrophy or be reabsorbed by the body. Over time, this can damage the bone to the point where it’s no longer suitable for dental implants.
Fortunately, we have the ability to grow bone wherever it’s needed. Bone grafting can repair implant sites, making it possible to restore the functionality and aesthetic appearance of your smile.
Sinus bone grafts replace bone in the posterior upper jaw. Special membranes can be dissolved under the gum to protect the bone graft and encourage bone regeneration. This is called guided bone regeneration or guided tissue regeneration.
Major bone grafts repair jaw defects resulting from traumatic injuries, tumor surgery, or congenital defects. Large defects are repaired using the patient’s own bone — often harvested from the skull (cranium), hip (iliac crest), or lateral knee (tibia). These procedures are performed in an operating room and require a hospital stay.
Failure to comply with the preceding instructions could result in postponement of your surgery.
While we make every effort to follow our planned schedule, unforeseen delays and schedule changes are inevitable. We appreciate that patients and their escorts allow extra time to accommodate these changes.
Please familiarize yourself with this information prior to your surgery. Careful attention to these instructions will greatly assist your postoperative recovery.
Calls for prescription refills and routine questions regarding your surgery should be made during regular office hours (Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm).
Important Instructions Following Oral Surgery
We offer a full range of oral and maxillofacial surgery services — from dental implants and wisdom tooth removal, to corrective jaw surgery — with patient care provided in both office and hospital settings.
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