Distraction Osteogenesis for Dental Implants in Feasterville, PA
Build a solid bone foundation for dental implants without grafting.
Distraction osteogenesis allows us to rebuild atrophied bone without creating a separate surgical site for gathering donor tissue (which is usually necessary for grafting). Using your body’s natural bone regrowth process, we carefully separate — or “distract” — two segments of bone, allowing new bone to grow in-between. This process produces no scars, just sturdy bone that serves as an excellent foundation for dental implants.
Distraction Osteogenesis in Four Steps
To avoid scarring, we perform all surgical work inside your mouth.
We use your body’s bone regeneration process to give your jawbones the structure they need to support dental implants:
- After administering general anesthesia, we’ll attach a hidden device that slowly expands your jawbone without pain.
- Post-operatively, as you expand this device, your body will fill the created space with bone. With each expansion, you’ll only feel a small amount of pressure — similar to having braces tightened.
- After adequate bone growth, we’ll remove the device without any scarring.
Outpatient Procedure and a Simple Distraction Instrument
Most patients are able to go home on the day of the surgery. During the week following your procedure, we’ll need to see you regularly to inspect the surgical area for infection. We’ll also teach you how to operate the expansion device.
Often Covered by Insurance
Insurance plans will usually cover distraction osteogenesis. We’re happy to work with you and your insurance company to maximize your reimbursement.