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Bone Grafting

When a patient is missing a tooth or teeth, the jawbone around that area will reduce in size. When this occurs, the area that the tooth or teeth used to be no longer supports a tooth the way it once did. In circumstances like this, patients typically are not candidates for dental implants without increasing the amount of bone in that area.

Oral & Maxillofacial surgeons now have the capability of growing bone in areas such as these so that it may be, once again, suitable for dental implants. This gives the patient the ability to restore their natural look and feel inside their mouth without having serious complications down the road. A longer lasting permanent artificial tooth solution has been made further available by bone grafting.

There are many surgical options for obtaining and placing bone grafts. In some situations, bone may need to be harvested from the patient’s own bone. However, there are now many situations in which synthetic bone can be used. Depending on the situation, surgery may be performed in the office or hospital. Regardless of where the surgery is performed, it is often a day surgery procedure.

Platelet Rich Plasma

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is used in our office to enhance the healing process after a bone grafting procedure. Everyone’s blood (plasma) contains rich platelets that we are able to extract from the blood and use on the gums to provide additional growth and speed up the process by which the gums can cure.

The extraction of blood and platelet from the patient is transparent to the operation and can be incorporated in the procedure without adding any noticeable additional time to the process. We utilize this to assist our patients in a fast recovery, making your bone grafting procedure go as successful as possible.

If you have questions or concerns regarding Platelet Rich Plasma, please contact us.




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Oral Surgeons Dr Fabian LaTocha and Dr Aaron Cwik at Oral Surgeons of Lake County - Dental surgery, wisdom teeth extractions, tooth removals dental implants,TMJ treatment, dental bone grafts, and sedation dentistry, in Gurnee, Illinois. Also serving surrounding areas including Waukegan IL 60085 60087, Grayslake IL 60030, Round Lake IL 60073, and Zion IL 60099.