Archive for the ‘ Bone Grafting ’ Category

SHOULD WE BONE GRAFT JAW CYSTS AT THE TIME OF REMOVAL?

We have treated extensive jaw cysts and tumors, some that involve an entire segment of the jaw. If you have an otherwise healthy individual without associated pathology (such as jaw fracture) cleaning out the cyst and maintaining the bone architecture as you can along with closing of the tissues gives the best result. The body […]

HOW EFFECTIVE ARE PLATELET CONCENTRATES FOR HARD- AND SOFT-TISSUE GRAFTING?

If you have seen my blogs before you have heard of our experience – but I feel it is of very important note and I will comment that we have been performing bone and soft tissue grafting procedures for over 35 years. I have watched the evolution of these procedures and have been on the […]

Use of PRGF to Help Heal Extraction Sockets

As soon as we started using PRGF for bone-grafting procedures in our practice, I recognized the great benefit that this technology had for healing in bone defects.  (J Oral Maxillofac Surg 79:305-312, 2021)  I read with interest this article where PRGF was used to help with the healing of tooth extraction sites for patients undergoing […]

IS SOFT TISSUE GRAFTING (ATTACHED MUCOSAL GRAFTING) NEEDED AROUND DENTAL IMPLANTS?

IS SOFT TISSUE GRAFTING (ATTACHED MUCOSAL GRAFTING) NEEDED AROUND DENTAL IMPLANTS? Yes. This is true of any site, but especially true in compromised sites such as patients who have undergone treatments including radiation therapy or major jaw reconstruction (J Oral Maxillofac Surg 79:560-574, 2021). Around our healthy teeth there is a band of tissue that […]

IS BONE GRAFTING NEEDED AFTER THIRD MOLAR (WISDOM TOOTH) EXTRACTIONS?

First off, as I have blogged before, get wisdom teeth out at an early age – about 15 years old – and you avoid 99% of the problems that tend to occur including the problems talked about in this article. But assuming that you are older and still have your wisdom teeth, as a rule, […]

TREATMENT OF ATYPICAL MIDFACIAL PAIN WITH A MAXILLARY SINUS LIFT PROCEDURE

I have found that atypical facial pain in the upper jaw is often related to a bone defect in the sinus wall which has healed with tissue ingrowth. This typically occurs as the result of dental trauma or a surgical defect after tooth extraction or orthognathic surgery, as examples. (J Oral Maxillofac Surg 72:2453.e1-2453.e5, 2014). […]

THE BEST TECHNIQUES FOR GROWING BONE FOR DENTAL IMPLANTS

We have been very successful with our bone grafting techniques over time, and with the addition of PRGF/L-PRF technology over the past 10 years we have seen a significant improvement in the “take” of grafts to the point that, along with the use of human bone granules, we can achieve stable and reproducible results. I […]

Everything You Need to Know About Dental Bone Grafting

What exactly is a bone graft? Bone grafting is a surgical procedure done when you need to repair bone fractures or replace bone loss. When a tooth is missing or retracted from the alveolar bones that support your roots, gums and teeth, it eventually evaporates, causing facial features to shift and sag over time. This […]

What to Expect When Expecting (..A Bone Graft)

Need a dental implant but don’t have sufficient jaw bone? Dental implants are the most effective option when it comes to replacing a tooth. However, if in order to successfully get an implant, you need to have an adequate amount of jawbone. If you don’t, then you will need a bone graft before getting the […]

When do You Need a Bone Graft?

Bone grafts are essential for replacing missing or damaged bone in your jaw. Whether a cavity has reduced your tooth to an empty, gummy space after an extraction, or gum disease has caused loose teeth, a bone graft can repair and rebuild the damaged bone needed to support a dental implant. Surrounding teeth can also […]