Bone grafting and dental implants

Multiple Tooth Grafting

Onlay Graft

bone loss after tooth removal

This situation shows an ALLOGRAFT where a large part of the bone is removed from another area of the patient's own body and placed in the defect. In this situation the Block Autograft would most likely be from the patients hip bone (Iliac crest) due to the large size required.

Nerve Lateralization

Nerve Lateralization dental bone grafting

To avoid grafting and secondary surgical sites a severaly atrophied  area can be made  adequate for dental implant placement by changing the anatomy of the area. In this situation the lower limiting factor is the nerve. This means that we do not have a lot of bone to place implants because the nerve is in the way and therefore we cannot place an adequate size dental implant. But if we move the nerve out of the way, then there is adequate bone in the area to place the implant. This is a very delicate and complex procedure and not many dentists perform it. Also there is also a much higher risk of nerve damage with this procedure.

Onlay Graft With Dental Implants

Onlay Graft With Dental Implants

In this situation we are again using the patient's own bone (Autograft) and securing the graft in place with the implants themselves. The implants are the items that are actually securing the graft to the grafted area.

Distraction Osteogenesis Grafting

Distraction Osteogenesis Grafting video description

This procedure involves using an extender device. Basically a piece of bone is cut and held in place with a device that can be slowly extended. The area in between the two parts fills with bone and new bone height is created for dental implant placement. This is a technique that few dentists can perform but can have excellent results.