You may have deficient bone in your jaw for a number of reasons, including advancing age, smoking, diabetes, poor health, and untreated infection. In addition, if you are missing one or more teeth, your body may begin to resorb bone from areas of tooth loss. This can create an unaesthetic gap and a poor foundation for restoration with dental implants.
Dr. Gocke uses bone grafting and growth factors to shore up areas of weakness in the jaw. Most frequently, he performs bone grafting as part of the dental implant process. He also uses the treatment for patients after removing a cyst or tumor or in reconstructive oral surgeries.
Dr. Gocke leverages his training and experience as an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to conduct bone grafting in a way that is gentle, accurate, and durable. He utilizes state-of-the-art technology, including 3-D CT scans, to determine the type of grafting a patient requires and to plan for each procedure in as much detail as possible.
Why Bone Grafting and Why Our Practice?
Bone grafts create a strong foundation for patients who are receiving dental implants. In addition, when patients need a reconstructive procedure, grafts support the facial structure of cheeks and lips for more aesthetic outcomes.
Dr. Gocke spent years in advanced training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, one of the top oral surgery programs in the country. His experience in bone grafting promotes long-term, high-quality results for his patients. Beyond his technical skill, Dr. Gocke’s attentive and personal approach helps patients understand their treatment options and make the best decisions for their care. He and our entire team are focused on patient comfort before, during, and after bone grafting procedures.