Jaw Bone Grafting in Milwaukee
Community OMFS provides jaw bone grafting in Milwaukee, WI. Call 414-810-1707 to learn more and schedule an appointment.
Bone grafting may be required to address defects in a patient’s jaw. Bone grafting is a form of reconstructive surgery that helps generate and build bone. Bone grafting surgery is performed to correct problems that may be the results of:
- Tooth loss and subsequent loss of bone in the related jaw area
- Defects from birth
The most common bone grafting procedure is performed to enhance the upper or lower jaw bone in order to optimize bone contour and increase bone quantity in preparation for the placement of dental implants.
When a tooth is lost, the surrounding bone is often affected over time. Patients without enough jaw bone mass are not candidates for dental implants. Bone grafting is then performed to reverse bone loss or enhance existing bone. This process will create the necessary foundation for the placement of the implants in their ideal location.
Bone grafting for the purpose of rebuilding jaw bone to support dental implants can usually be done in our office. Dr. Khader may recommend that the grafting material be taken from the patient’s own bone or from another source. Bone grafting can help provide proper support for dental implants or prostheses. Healing time prior to the placement of the implants is generally between 4 – 6 months, though it can sometimes take longer.
For more extensive bone grafting procedures, such as the correction of congenital defects, a hospital setting is required, and grafting material may be taken from other areas such as the hip, skull, or tibia.
Examples of bone grafting procedures that can be performed in our office:
A sinus lift, also sometimes referred to as sinus augmentation, is performed when there is a need to increase the amount of bone structure in the molar and/or pre-molar section of the upper jawbone. This surgery is usually performed for the purpose of supporting a dental implant, which can be placed once the bone has healed and shows sufficient density and volume to support the implants.
Socket preservation is a procedure that is usually performed on the same day as tooth extraction to help reduce bone loss. Bone grafting material or bone growth enhancing elements are placed into the socket where the extracted tooth was removed to prevent resorption of bone and to stimulate your body’s own natural capacity to regenerate bone. Bone resorption can cause interfere with plans for restorative treatments such as dental implants, crowns or bridges. These restorations require a solid support system and socket preservation can help provide a dependable foundation. Call 414-810-1707 to schedule an appointment.