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Dr. Andrew R. Glenn is a highly experienced, board certified oral and maxillofacial surgeon in Lincoln, NE. He routinely performs a wide range of surgical procedures for his patients, including jawbone regeneration, or bone grafting, procedures. These are safe and effective techniques that help patients produce enough new bone in their jaws to support dental implants, dentures, and other types of prostheses. They also help regenerate bone lost to disease and trauma. Only when patients have sufficient jawbone support can they can have the dental treatment they need. Then, they can enjoy the satisfaction of regaining their beautiful smile.
There are a variety of reasons why the amount of bone in the jaw may need to be increased:
Jawbone regeneration, or bone grafting, is an effective and predictable procedure for restoring strength and bone volume to a deficient area in the jaw. It is a surgical procedure usually accomplished in the office, using local anesthesia and intravenous (IV) sedation. There are various techniques and materials for bone grafting that Dr. Glenn routinely uses. All involve placing and stabilizing a bone or bone-like material in the deficient area. The graft acts as a scaffold, on which new bone can form that slowly replaces the graft. Some graft materials may also contribute substances called growth factors, or bone morphogenetic proteins. These stimulate the patient's own bone to regenerate new bone.
Those wanting to know more about bone grafting can find answers to many of their questions here. Better yet, those patients interested in implants, jawbone regeneration, or any other type of dental surgery are encouraged to schedule a consultation visit with Dr. Glenn. They can call his team at (402) 421-3401 or send them a message online.
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