Bone Grafting

Minor and Major 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.

Fill out our Appointment Form or call us at Chattanooga Office Phone Number 423-893-0557 with any questions or to schedule an appointment with Drs. Jon Flynn and Monique Flynn today!

Minor bone grafting

Bone grafting at the time of tooth extraction, known as socket preservation, is accomplished to preserve the bony ridge form for implant placement. It also helps to maintain tissue esthetics.

Major Bone Grafting

Bone grafting can repair implant sites with inadequate bone structure due to previous extractions, gum disease or injuries. This process is know as ridge augmentation. Sinus bone grafts (lifts) 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.

Bone Grafting Overview

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Bone Grafting Overview

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