Bone Grafting and Soft Tissue Reconstructive Surgery
After teeth have been removed or lost for long periods of time, the jaw bones "atrophy,” or shrink, which is the natural loss of bone. This shrinkage of your bone can make it very difficult to obtain a proper fitting denture or partial denture. In addition, patients who have had resective surgery to remove tumors or have lost tissue due to trauma may also require reconstructive surgery.
Our surgeons are skilled at performing many different bone grafting techniques to rebuild or reconstruct the jaw. Grafting procedures can be performed to replace these tissues. Please ask our surgical assistants or doctors if you have any questions about these procedures.
Your surgery can be done with local anesthesia similar to dental procedures, with nitrous oxide (or laughing gas) to help relax you, or be done asleep under intravenous anesthesia. Please convey your interest to "go to sleep" when scheduling your consultation as we have some important instructions for you to follow.