Jaw Surgery in Chandler, AZ | Dr. Donald J. Gass, Jr.

Chandler, Arizona Oral Surgeon | Dr. Donald J. Gass, Jr., is a specialist in the maxillofacial surgery procedure: jaw surgery in Chandler, AZ. Orthognathic surgery is needed when jaws don't meet correctly and/or teeth don't seem to fit with jaws. Initially, teeth are straightened with orthodontics and then corrective jaw surgery repositions misaligned jaws. This not only improves facial appearance, but also ensures that teeth meet correctly and function properly.

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Dr. Donald J. Gass, Jr. | Bone Grafting Surgery in Chandler, AZ

Chandler, Arizona Oral Surgeon | Dr. Donald J. Gass, Jr., is a specialist in the oral surgery procedure: bone grafting in Chandler, AZ. Over a period of time, the jawbone associated with missing teeth atrophies or is reabsorbed. This often leaves a condition in which there is poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for placement of dental implants. In these situations, most patients are not candidates for placement of dental implants.

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Today, we have the ability to replace bone where needed. This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, it also gives us a chance to restore functionality and esthetic appearance.

Bone grafting can repair implant sites with inadequate bone structure due to previous extractions, gum disease or injuries.

Studies prove that autogenous bone (transplanted bone from your body) is the “Gold Standard” of replacement materials around dental implants. Your own bone is taken from the jaw, tibia (below the knee), or hip. Dr. Gass prefers the time-honored, long-term track record your bone provides, opposed to newer methods of synthetic bone or second-rate cadaver bone. Years of experience has convinced Dr. Gass to err on the side of the patients own bone.



Bone may also be required in the sinus in order to hold implants for the upper molar teeth. In addition, special membranes may be utilized that dissolve under the gum and protect the bone graft and 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. This bone is harvested from a number of different sites depending on the size of the defect. The proximal tibia (below the knee) is a common donor site. This procedure is routinely performed in our office setting. Bone harvested from the iliac crest (hip) for larger amounts of bone requires an out-patient hospital visit.


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