Bone Grafting CHARLOTTE, NC
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.
Charlotte Oral Surgery
Patient Review by Tina N
I had a great experience with this office. The doctor gave me options before my surgery, made me feel comfortable and answered all my questions. He did an amazing job for the procedure I had done. The office staff was outstanding - took great care of me, even called me the next day to see how I was feeling. I would definitely recommend this doctor and staff very highly.
- Tina N
Patient Review by Ken F
I am very pleased with Dr. Moore and his staff. Dr. Moore explained my particular process completely. I had local anesthesia and Dr. Moore kept me informed as to his progress. In my situation, I needed additional care after Dr. Moore had opened up the problem area. I had been informed of this possibility ahead of time, so I was completely at ease about this. Postoperatively, I was given complete information about what to expect as the area healed. Also, I was given a "goodie bag" with gauze packs and SockIt! to help with my postop care. Additionally, other small touches indicated concern for my wellbeing. In the lobby, a monitor played a loop of information about proper dental care. On the way to my procedure, the staff asked me if I would like to use the restroom, rather than me having to ask them. The restroom is private and spotless, which I appreciated.
- Ken F
Patient Review by Rebecca P
Staff was friendly and efficient and answered all my questions very patiently and thoroughly. Doctor was friendly, made me feel comfortable, and was obviously knowledgeable and experienced.
- Rebecca P
Patient Review by Darius F
Dr. Moore is hands down one of the best Oral Surgeons in Charlotte. He does everything in his power to make sure your comfortable in getting the best service &information provided. The staff is very friendly and down to earth. Great team overall. Keep up the great work.
- Darius F