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.

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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 skull (cranium), 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.

Bone Grafting Overview

For a brief narrated overview of the bone grafting process, please click the image below. It will launch our flash educational MiniModule in a separate window that may answer some of your questions about bone grafting.

Bone Grafting Overview

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I am a person that has a lot of anxiety going to any dental office. His receptionist is very warm and welcoming. The staff is very good at returning phone calls and answering all questions. Dr. Bhaskar called me after surgery which made me feel he is very caring. I would highly recommend this office for any type of oral surgery.

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Dr. Bhaskar and his staff were incredibly professional, friendly and gentle. I worried for years about this procedure, knowing I would have to do it at some point in my future - what a waste of worry that was! The procedure was quick and painless and I was comfortable throughout it all. The healing process was a breeze and am so glad to be rid of that troublesome tooth once and for all! Thank you Dr. Bhaskar and staff. I will recommend you to others!

- Kristi J

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I was so incredibly scared of my last wisdom tooth removal. But it all went easy, smooth and pleasant. Everyone is extremely friendly, the office is well organized and Dr. Bhaskar did a fantastic job. Thank you so much! Highly recommendable!

- Klaudia R

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Dr.Bhaskar placed 2 implants in June 2016. Everything went great, no pain, no swelling..... very easy. Loved the office, staff was great.

- Thomas K

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I love Dr. Baskar! Great experience and couldn't be happier with my new Dental Implants. Yay!!

- Josh S

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Dr. Bhaskar took care of my children's (all four!!) wisdom teeth removal. All four did great. The office is nice, staff is soooooo kind and Dr Bhaskar is the best!

- Martha J

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Professional, efficient and kind. The yellow after care flow sheet was particularly helpful.

- Deborah W

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Dr. Bhaskar has performed fairly extensive oral surgery on my husband, Paul, over the last couple of years, with a perfect outcome. Dr. Bhaskar's competence, demeanor and attentiveness made us feel calm and well cared for. Paul had multiple issues that needed to be addressed over a lengthy period of time, under the care of multiple professionals. Dr. Bhaskar communicated with the other dental experts and together they planned for excellent, sequential, efficient care. We greatly appreciate the care received by Dr. Bhaskar and his skilled staff, and highly recommend him. Thank you, Dr. Bhaskar.

- Kristen C

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Had my wisdom teeth removed by Dr Bhaskar, everything went great! Loved the office, the staff and Dr Bhaskar.

- Susan S

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The reason why I give this practice a five star review is because Dr. Bhaskar is one of the best oral surgeons. My whole experience was great. The receptionist was very friendly and the assistants made me feel at ease. After the surgery Dr. Bhaskar even called that evening to check on me. I have to admit that I was scared to have my wisdom teeth pulled but Dr. Bhaskar and his staff made it super easy and smooth!!!

- Makayla T

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- Makayla T

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Dr. Bhaskar put an implant in me quite a while ago, and I've had no problems. He also pulled the wisdom teeth on my three children. They all recovered with minimal discomfort.

- Barbara K

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The office is very professional. I was impressed with the doctor and his staff. My outcome is great.

- Barbara K

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I saw Dr Bhaskar for the extraction of a molar tooth. After our first meeting, we decided to place an implant at the time of the extraction. Everything went very well, no pain or problems. The crown was placed 10 weeks later and it has worked perfectly!!! I highly recommend Dr. Bhaskar.

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