Bone Grafting

Major & Minor Bone Grafting

Over a period of time, the jaw bone associated with missing teeth atrophies or is reabsorbed. This often leaves a condition in which there is poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for placement of dental implants. In these situations, most patients are not candidates for placement of dental implants.

Today, we have the ability to grow bone where needed. This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, it also gives us a chance to restore functionality and aesthetic appearance.

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 and protect the bone graft and encourage bone regeneration. This is called guided bone regeneration or guided tissue regeneration.

Outer Banks Periodontics and Implant Dentistry

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

I have been a patient with Dr. Blanchard some years ago for a bone graft and two implants on the lower right side. Have had no problems since with the graft or the implants.

- Sarah H

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Our Latest Patient Testimonial

Procedure was successful and recovery went well. I was extremely satisfied with Dr. Blanchard and his staff. Being terrified of dental work I can truly say that Dr Blanchard was the perfect dental surgeon for me. I will now be relaxed for my upcoming procedures. Dr. Blanchard and his team are very much involved with my well being and I highly appreciate that.

- Monika B

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