Rebuild Your Jaw with Bone Grafts
Jaw bone loss is a common problem in many patients who have missing teeth, have suffered from periodontal disease, or have had trauma to the jaw. Bone loss is a serious concern because it affects your appearance, the stability of your teeth and reduces the chances of receiving dental implants. When bone loss has occurred, the ideal way to repair the jaw and restore bone levels is through bone grafting. A stable and strong jaw is necessary for those who are interested in dental implants to replace lost teeth. Bone grafting can restore bone levels and help those who have previously been told they are not candidates for implants take advantage of this permanent solution.
The Bone Grafting Process
The bone grafting process involves taking a small amount of bone from you or a donor source and adding it to the space left behind from an extracted or lost tooth. This material will consolidate with the rest of the tissue and bone and eventually become strong enough to hold a dental implant post. After a healing period and once your bone levels are at an adequate level, we can begin the process of placing dental implants. We utilize plasma rich growth factors (PRGF), plasma taken from your own blood, as a method of speeding up the healing process.
A Thousand Ways to Rebuild Bone
Dr. John Thousand is something of a miracle worker when it comes to restoring bone. While at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Thousand has conducted research studying the effects of bone grafting material on the sinus floor topography. While in the Implantology Fellowship program at the University of Colorado, he pursued additional research in bone grafting techniques and expanded his skill set in complex regenerative and prosthetic implant dentistry. Dr. Thousand loves the challenge of complex bone grafting cases and has achieved incredible results with his experience.
A Procedure with Your Care in Mind
Dr. Thousand and our staff are highly experienced in bone grafting procedures and preparing your jaw for dental implants. We utilize sedation dentistry, if needed, to ensure your bone graft procedure is as painless and anxiety-free as possible. We insist on only providing top quality care with integrity for our patients. Once your bone graft is fully healed, you will be able to experience the benefits of dental implants.