You may have deficient bone material in your jaw for several 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 and Dr. McAdams use bone grafting and growth factors to shore up areas of weakness in the jaw. Most frequently, they perform bone grafting as part of the dental implant process at Virginia Oral, Facial & Implant Surgery. They also use the treatment for patients after removing a cyst or tumor or in reconstructive oral surgeries.
Our oral & maxillofacial surgeons leverage their training and experience as oral and maxillofacial surgeons to conduct bone grafting in a way that is gentle, accurate, and durable. They utilize 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, Dr. McAdams, and their team are focused on patient comfort before, during, and after bone grafting procedures.
“One of the best oral surgeons in the area. I got 2 of my wisdom teeth taken out with just local anesthetic and I didn’t feel a thing, not even the normal pressure. Being in the dental field myself I know it’s hard to find a dentist or an oral surgeon that is not rough when it comes to treatment but this doctor is a master! He was super gentle.”N. Ochoa
“I had a wonderful experience with Dr. Gocke when getting a dental implant. The whole process was quick and there was no pain at all. I recommend Dr. Gocke and his staff!”C. Fan
“Came in today to get some work done on my wisdom tooth and everything went as planned. Surgeon and nurses were very professional and caring to my needs. Made sure that I was comfortable before and after the procedure. Gave me tips on things I should consider for future procedures that will benefit me in the long haul.”S. King