Major & Minor Bone Grafting
Missing teeth over a period of time can cause your jaw bone 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.
Patient Reviews: Dental Bone Grafts
We invite you to read testimonials from our patients! Visit the Patient Review form to leave a review about your dental bone grafting experience with Periodontal Services, Ltd.. Call our office if you would like more information: Northeast Philadelphia Periodontal Office Phone Number 215-676-0717.
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Patient Review from Hanna K
Dr. Friedman is a master of his craft, one who deeply cares about his patients. I am very fortunate and honored to have him as my Dentist. He is a GREAT guy too:) Thank you Dr. Friedman - you are the best. Very friendly staff, very professional and helpful. Overall a 5-star experience:)
- Hanna K
Patient Review from linda m
staff made me very comfortable and felt no pain, I was dreading coming here and all turned out well. would highly recommend.
- linda m
Patient Review from Debra C
I was extremely fortunate to go to PERIODONTAL SERVICES, LTD. for a consultation. After going to two other periodontis for consults, Dr. Friedman was my final consult I had scheduled. Within minutes of speaking to him regarding an extremely complex situation I had been dealing with for quite sometime, I knew he was the one to trust to do my extraction, bone grafting and implant. Dr. Friedman is very personable and he was empathetic to all of my concerns. Dr. Jonathan Friedman is very knowledgeable and communicated every detail of my procedures to me in a way that I clearly understood without the need a medical dictionary. I highly recommend Dr. Jonathan Friedman
- Debra C
Patient Review from Brenda J
Every part of my procedure was effortless. The office staff helps you to feel comfortable and at ease over the phone and in person. Dr. J Friedman is an such a caring, friendly individual and is an expert in every sense of the word. The procedure was quick, painless and the healing has been quick. I really love this office, I am so grateful that I found them and for my experience.
- Brenda J