Bone Grafting

At Jay Platt, DDS Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center, we specialize in a variety of bone grafting procedures designed to restore and enhance the structural integrity of your jawbone. Whether you’re in need of major bone grafting or minor bone grafting, our experienced team is dedicated to providing top-notch care tailored to your unique needs.

Types of Bone Grafting Procedures

Major Bone Grafting Procedures

 Major bone grafting, also known as extensive bone grafting, involves the transplantation of a larger amount of bone material to reconstruct complex bone deficiencies. This procedure is often necessary for patients who have experienced significant bone loss due to severe trauma, congenital defects, or prolonged tooth loss. For instance, individuals who have been missing teeth for an extended period may experience a considerable reduction in bone mass. To facilitate successful dental implant placement and restore proper facial structure, major bone grafting may be recommended.

Minor Bone Grafting Procedures

Minor bone grafting, or ridge augmentation, is a less extensive procedure that addresses smaller bone deficiencies. It involves adding a minor amount of bone material to areas where bone loss has occurred, typically due to tooth extraction or periodontal disease. This procedure aims to create a stable foundation for dental implants or improve the esthetic appearance of your smile. Patients with single tooth loss or minor bone atrophy may benefit from minor bone grafting procedures.

When Are These Procedures Necessary?

Major Bone Grafting Example

Imagine a patient who has suffered a severe facial injury resulting in significant bone loss around the jaw area. In such cases, major bone grafting becomes essential to rebuild the damaged bone structure before any dental implantation can take place. Our skilled surgeons carefully select bone grafting material, which can be sourced from your own body, a donor, or synthetic substitutes. This graft material serves as a scaffold for new bone growth, promoting tissue regeneration and ultimately restoring both function and aesthetics.

Minor Bone Grafting Example

Consider a scenario where a patient seeks dental implant placement to replace a missing tooth. However, upon examination, it’s discovered that the jawbone has experienced minor atrophy due to the absence of the tooth root. In such cases, minor bone grafting can be performed to augment the ridge and create a suitable foundation for the dental implant. This procedure ensures the stability and longevity of the implant while preserving the natural contours of the jawbone.

Benefits of Bone Grafting

  1. Enhanced Dental Implant Success: Bone grafting establishes a strong and stable base for dental implant placement, improving the chances of successful integration with the jawbone.
  2. Restored Facial Structure: Bone grafting procedures can reverse the effects of bone loss, revitalizing facial aesthetics and preventing a sunken appearance.
  3. Improved Oral Function: Whether you’re eating, speaking, or smiling, bone grafting can significantly enhance the overall functionality of your mouth.
  4. Preserved Bone Mass: By preventing further bone deterioration, grafting procedures contribute to the long-term health of your jawbone.

If you’re in Schererville, Indiana or anywhere in Northwest Indiana and are wondering if you could benefit from bone grafting procedures, contact us at Jay Platt, DDS Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Center. Our team of skilled professionals is here to assess your needs and provide personalized solutions to help you achieve a healthy, confident smile. Schedule your consultation today to discover the transformative benefits of bone grafting.