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.

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.

Nelson & Wells Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

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I had a wisdom tooth pulled. The staff was very friendly which helped me relax. Dr Wells was amazing. He is very kind yet extends a feeling of confidence in his knowledge.

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I would recommend this medical practice to anyone. They always treated me with dignity and respect, were so accommodating, made sure I was always informed of what each procedure involved, sent reminders for the appointments, and gave a phone number in case there were difficulties following any procedure. Having dental work done is not the most fun. But this oral surgery practice made very visit something I really looked forward to. Everyone was really wonderful and I am sorry I wont't need to return or see them again. But, I have very positive memories of the entire experience.

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Dr. Nelson is the best oral surgeon I've ever seen. I've been a bit of a challenge and he's always communicated everything to me. Then proceeded to take care of the situation. Dr. Nelson is pretty awesome.

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Would highly recommend. Professional staff. Can't say enough good things. This is my second visit and Dr Nelson was awesome once again. Extraction procedure was done as gently as possible. Experienced minimal discomfort. Thank you so much.

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I needed to have a molar extracted, before the extraction I was told the procedure would take half an hour and it did. I took tylenol for a day or so and today it's been a week since surgery and my sutures have dissolved and no pain at all! The staff was friendly and considerate, Dr Wells thoroughly explained everything. Dr. Wells and his staff made the experience as pleasant as it could be.

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My daughter had her wisdom teeth removed & did very well. She had minimal discomfort & healed quickly. The doctor & staff are highly recommended.

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Dr Wells and his staff were great. They were highly professional, personable, and very caring. I literally had no pain after the surgery. Thanks for everything!

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My son was having his wisdom teeth removed, the staff was very friendly and the oral surgery lasted less than an hour. After the oral surgery the information given to me for post operation was very helpful. Thank you to the staff and the doctor for taking good care of my son.

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I would highly recommend Dr. Nelson to anyone needing oral surgery. His surgical skill and caring manner were exceptional. He explained care options not mentioned by another oral surgeon I consulted. Pricing was more than fair. My recovery was quick and painless.

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I am very happy that I was referred to this office. I am healing from a wisdom tooth extraction, but I cannot wait to see them next week for a follow up!

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Dr Nelson has both excellent skills and a good sense of humor. The office is well arranged and has the best Giant Lifesavers ever! With excellent skills and reasonable prices this is definitely a quality combination for patients needing these services. I can highly reccomend their services!

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The entirty of my wisdom teeth extraction was plesant, due to the professionalism and skill from both the doctor(s) and staff. Dr. Nelson performed so well I didn't have any swelling, bruising, nor pain! I was terribly nervous going into this surgery, but all of my anxieties were washed away soon thereafter. I will recommend Nelson, Rollert & Wells Associates to friends and family in the Denver area.

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