Bone Grafting

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.

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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.

Noblesville Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

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Patient Testimonial By Dawn F

Due to a fall, I was treated by Dr. Poteet for an implant. I was very pleased With my treatment from the staff and Dr. Poteet. I would highly recommend his office.

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Patient Testimonial By Ashley A

I'll start by saying I'm someone who is very anxious when it comes to dental visits. Dr. Potee did three extractions, two of which had nothing but the root left. I had a wonderful experience and where I usually have issues with healing, I had none after this procedure! I healed very nicely with little to no swelling afterward, which says a lot with the teeth having to essentially be cut out. I would definitely recommend anyone in need of Dr. Potee's services to give him and his office a try. They're fantastic!

- Ashley A

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Patient Testimonial By Dakota H

He was very kind and helped me not feel so bad about getting my teeth removed

- Dakota H

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Patient Testimonial By Bruce P

Thank you Dr. Potee for the outstanding work you've done. I have had a lot of dental work done over the years with different offices but you are the very best. The procedure was quick and performed with great skill and a bit of magic! Post-op care instructions were very clear and I did not experience any post-op pain. We don't recognize great work enough these days and I just wanted to say a big thanks to you Dr. Potee for being a true "star" in your field. I have also enjoyed getting to know you and being able to talk sports. Keep up the good work!

- Bruce P

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Patient Testimonial By Jody K

Super nice and helpful staff.

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Great dentist

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Patient Testimonial By Karyn O

Great Experience!

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Patient Testimonial By Evelyn B

Really pleased with how my procedure went!

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Patient Testimonial By Laina H

Outstanding care! Sweet thorough instructions for after care.

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Nice

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Patient Testimonial By Allison O

Wisdom teeth removal! All staff were all helpful and courteous!

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Patient Testimonial By Michelle O

Had two sets of wisdom teeth removed the same day for two of my kids. The staff were amazing and helpful!

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Patient Testimonial By Marguerite W

The staff was wonderful.

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Patient Testimonial By Alex W

Painful but necessary . Care was great and went better than anticipated

- Alex W

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Patient Testimonial By Kelly M

Staff was always frIendly whether by phone or in person. Dr. Potee was always quick and concise. Great care!

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Patient Testimonial By Megan G

Surgery went well.

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Patient Testimonial By Malcolm S

Was a great experience, helped when I was in immense amounts of pain.

- Malcolm S

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Would recommend highly!

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10/10

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Patient Testimonial By Sara S

Had some scheduling issues but they.corrected it

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