Bone Grafting, Anchorage AK
Major & Minor Dental Bone Grafts
Over a period of time, the jawbone associated with missing teeth atrophies or is reabsorbed. This often leaves a condition in which there is poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for placement of dental implants. In these situations, most patients are not candidates for placement of dental implants.
Today, we have the ability to grow bone where needed. This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, it also gives us a chance to restore functionality and aesthetic appearance.
In Need of a Bone Graft?
Drs. Reinbold, Sashi and Wanat can utilize bone grafts to make your jawbone more suitable for the placement of dental implants, as well as repair defects of the jaws. Contact us today!
Major Bone Grafting
Bone grafting can repair implant sites with inadequate bone structure due to previous extractions, gum disease or injuries. The bone graft material 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 and protect the bone graft and 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 sites depending on the size of the defect. Our surgeons most commonly harvest bone from the jaw behind the lower molars (ramus). Other harvest sites include 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
This reviews section is in progress. Please visit the Patient Review Form page to leave a review about your dental bone grafting experience with Anchorage Oral and Implant Surgery. Call our office if you would like more information: Anchorage Oral and Implant Surgery Office Phone Number 907-562-9939.
Anchorage Oral and Implant Surgery
Patient Review by Raymond B
I am a 65-year-old man with--aside from a few worn-out parts--enjoy good health overall. I have lived in Alaska since 1959. A few years ago, I had a bad molar which required extraction. The dental office which I was compelled to use did a faulty job of removing the molar. This resulted in my needing a bone graft to rebuild my upper jaw where the molar was. My new dental office, Alaska Dental Care, referred me to Anchorage Oral Surgery for consultation regarding the failed molar extraction. I followed that recommendation; this comment speaks to my experience with Anchorage Oral and Implant Surgery (AOIS). I first consulted with AOIS in 2020. From my first phone call to schedule my appointment, AOIS staff were polite, efficient in responding to questions, and displayed genuine character. The staff set up my first consultation; it went very well, and happened within two weeks of my first call. My consultation was on time, and Sashi discussed my condition and various treatment options in lay terms; his demeanor was straightforward and compassionate. We agreed on a treatment protocol which is now complete. My treatment involved a bone graft and an implant. The work that Sashi and the staff performed has been remarkably successful. As a lay person who takes care of his health, I am quite cautious about who does my medical, dental, and vision work. I highly recommend Anchorage Oral and Implant Surgery for any high-level cosmetic or therapeutic dental work that you may need. Scott Bridges
- Raymond B
Patient Review by Todd H
Dr.Reinbold and assistant Vicki are both at the top of their game. Excellent 5 Star Plus . Reception and office staff were very friendly 5 Star.
- Todd H
Patient Review by Janet H
I highly recommend this office to my friends.
- Janet H