Bone Grafting Jacksonville FL
Major & Minor Bone Grafting
Missing teeth over a period of time can cause your jawbone to atrophy, or resorb. This often results in poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for the placement of dental implants as well as long term shifting of remaining teeth and changes to facial structure. Most patients, in these situations, are not candidates for dental implants.
Fortunately, today we have the ability to grow bone where it is needed. This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, but 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 to protect the bone graft, as well as encourage bone regeneration. This is called guided bone regeneration, or guided tissue regeneration.
Major bone grafts are typically performed to repair defects of the jaws. These defects may arise as a result of traumatic injuries, tumor surgery, or congenital defects. Large defects are repaired using the patient’s own bone. This bone is harvested from a number of different areas depending on the size needed. The skull (cranium), hip (iliac crest), and lateral knee (tibia), are common donor sites. These procedures are routinely performed in an operating room and require a hospital stay.
Bone Grafting Overview
For a brief narrated overview of the bone grafting process, please click the image below. It will launch our educational MiniModule in a separate window that may answer some of your questions about bone grafting.
Dr. Samira Meymand
Patient Review by Charles G
After many negative experiences with both military and civilian oral surgeons I have finally found a Doctor and Staff who truly take pride in what they do. The level of comfort, attention to detail, convenient payment options, and courtesy everyone at this office provides is unprecedented. Clean offices, an attractive, smiling staff, short wait times, and unimaginably quick, painless procedures set these folks above everyone else. Take it from me; you don't have to be afraid of Oral Surgeons any longer. Give them a call, you won't regret it.
- Charles G
Patient Review by Alexis M
I will not go to any other surgeon in Jacksonville! Dr Meymand was absolutely the best! I needed to have 10 complicated extractions and 3 bone grafts, on top of a strict budget and severe dental phobia, Dr Meymand and staff literally accommodated my every need. I have experienced zero pain or discomfort during the surgery and after, recovery was simple and I was back to eating my normal food within 10 days (my personal preference for excellent healing). All of the staff members were there before I went under basic sedation for surgery, they made me laugh, told me about their lives and asked specific questions about mine. I look forward to speaking with the staff as I return for checkups as they specifically remember me and have found a new encouragement to keep pressing toward good oral health. I will begin planning and saving for dental implants with Dr Meymand because there is simply no one else I will see for an oral surgery! Thank you sweet Meymand Oral Maxillofacial Surgery!
- Alexis M