Bone Grafting | St. Louis MO

What is bone grafting and why would I need it?

Dental implants are the preferred replacement method for missing teeth because they restore full functionality to the mouth; however, implants need to be firmly anchored to the jawbone to be effective.  If the jawbone lacks the necessary quality or quantity of bone, bone grafting surgery can fortify the bone in an area where there is not sufficient bone to place an implant.  It can also replace bone that has been lost due to previous extractions, gum disease or trauma.

The graft itself may be made of donor bone, synthetic material, or your own bone taken from another part of your body.  This technology not only allows the placement of implants of proper length and width, it also provides the oral surgeon with an opportunity to improve the oral health and  esthetic appearance of  the patient.

For more information about Bone Grafting or to schedule your consultation with Dr. Hribernik or Dr. Gray, call our St. Louis office at St. Louis Office Phone Number (314) 842-4699 or our Festus, MO office at Festus Office Phone Number (636) 931-4699, or use our Online Contact Form.

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Bone Grafting Overview

For a brief narrated overview of the bone grafting process, please click the image below. It will launch our educational MiniModule in a separate window that may answer some of your questions about bone grafting.

Bone Grafting Overview