Bone Grafting in Kansas City, MO

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What Is Bone Grafting?

The strength of your jawbone is very important to your overall dental health. If your jawbone is weakened from physical trauma or missing teeth, you may need to get bone grafting done so your jaw can properly fit your natural teeth and dental implants. Bone grafting, also known as osseous surgery, helps to reinforce and rebuild your jawbone until it's stable enough to support an implant. At Kansas City Surgical Arts, osseous surgery is offered to prepare your jaw before dental implant surgery to replace weak or missing teeth. Make an appointment with Dr. Matthew Hlavacek or Dr. Jason Baker, our board-certified oral and maxillofacial surgeons, in Kansas City, MO to get more information on bone grafting.

What Can I Expect from Bone Grafting?

The steps of bone grafting surgery will vary based on where the graft comes from and the amount of grafting needed. The donor bone may be taken from one area of your body, such as the shin, hip, or chin, which is known as an autograft. This may be completed in our Kansas City, MO office with local anesthesia and sedation, or at an accredited surgical facility under general anesthesia. Other graft sources include an allograft that uses bone harvested from another person. A xenograft bone graft is taken from an animal, generally a cow. An alloplast is a synthetic bone graft. In your consultation, Dr. Hlavacek or Dr. Baker will explain your graft options and help you decide on the best plan for your needs.

When the bone graft is ready, an incision will be made through the gum tissue to expose the jawbone. The graft will be affixed to your jawbone with proteins and collagen that stimulate growth in the graft. The incision will be closed with sutures, and your mouth will be cleaned.

Everyone that I had any interaction with at this facility were beyond amazing!!! From the doctor to all of the nursing staff and the anesthesiologist, there wasn’t a question that went unanswered, not a feeling that wasn’t comforted…I had the most incredible experience and couldn’t be more impressed! I highly recommend this facility to anyone and everyone looking to have work done. You will NOT be disappointed.

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Amazing staff, amazing Dr, and amazing results so far! From consultation to surgery, Dr Hlavacek did incredible. I got my breast augmentation surgery yesterday at 8am and he called me last night at 9pm to check on me. With surgery yesterday, they already look fantastic even with the swelling. To the point my husband said he would have paid double for them 🤣 I can’t wait to see what they look like when completely healed! Thank you all!

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Dr.Baker was amazing! I was having issues on the day of surgery and gave him a call up around 10pm not knowing if he was going to answer, but he did and helped me tremendously with getting the prescription I needed right away. We had a little trouble finding a pharmacy so he did some research after our call and gave us a call back about 30 minutes later. He even gave me a check up call in the morning to make sure I was still doing alright. He saved me so trouble by answering his phone that night, can’t say thank you enough.

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We were so impressed by Dr.Baker and his staff. I had a small complication prior to surgery , and Dr.Baker himself called me back and helped me. Then when I arrived for my surgery, my driver developed medical issues, and they took care of him as well! They were all so kind and caring, never rushed. Then Dr. Baker called back in the afternoon to check on both of us! I would give the very highest recommendation to anyone I know needing oral surgery.

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Kansas City Surgical Arts is the best. The WHOLE staff is amazing and caring. It starts with setting up a consultation all the way through your procedure and follow ups. The front desk ladies, patient coordinator (Hannah) to nursing, (Bella, and Kim) and of course Dr. Hlavacek (the best), care so much for their patients. I would highly recommend KC Surgicial Arts.

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Rebuild Your Jawbone

Strengthen your jaw so it can support both dental implants and your natural teeth with bone grafting at Kansas City Surgical Arts. During your consultation with Dr. Hlavacek or Dr. Baker, you can get more information about your options and get a personalized treatment plan that will help give you a stronger jaw and healthier mouth. Contact our practice in Kansas City, MO to make your appointment.

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How do I know if I need a bone graft?

During your consultation, Dr. Hlavacek or Dr. Baker will examine your teeth and jaw to see if there is any structural damage that needs to be addressed before you can receive a dental implant. You may need a bone graft if you have insufficient bone density or volume in your jaw, which is necessary to support implants. This situation can arise due to tooth loss, gum disease, or injury.

How long after bone grafting can I get my dental implant?

It’s crucial to allow your jaw some time to fully recover before moving forward with dental implants. Each person’s recovery process is different, but it generally ranges from 3 – 6 months as the graft integrates with the existing bone. Our team will monitor the healing process and advise when it's appropriate to proceed with the implant placement.

What should I avoid while I’m recovering from bone graft surgery?

There are some steps you can take to ensure your recovery goes smoothly after bone graft surgery. Here are some guidelines:

  • Avoid strenuous activities and heavy lifting for at least a week to prevent increased blood pressure, which can lead to bleeding at the graft site.
  • Do not smoke or use tobacco products, as they can impede healing and increase the risk of graft failure.
  • Steer clear of hard or crunchy foods that might disturb the graft site. Opt for soft foods that require minimal chewing.
  • Maintain good oral hygiene but be gentle around the surgical site. Your surgeon may recommend specific cleaning instructions or products.
  • Avoid using a straw for the first few days to prevent the risk of dislodging the blood clot at the graft site.
*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.