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Big Spring Dentist, Dentist in Big Spring, TX


1500 Scurry St.
Big Spring TX 79720

(432) 267-1677

Family, Sedation & Laser Dentistry; Orthodontics; Implants

Our Services

Bone Grafting


Bone grafting is where the jawbone is built up to accommodate a dental implant or other restorative device. Bone grafting is a common procedure that is used frequently for dental implants and other periodontal procedures. The bone used to graft is taken from a sample from the patient. Many times, the bone is taken from another area of the mouth when drilling takes place. The bone fragments are suctioned from the mouth and used for the graft. Cadaver bone fragments are also used. They are harvested by bone banks and are a very safe source for bone donation.

There are different types of bone grafting. Socket grafting is a simple procedure done when the tooth is extracted that speeds the healing of the extraction site and prevents the majority of future bone loss. This is recommended following most extractions, especially if an implant or bridge is eventually to replace the tooth.

If bone loss has already occurred, ridge split grafting can build up the width of bone and onlay bone grafting can build both width and height.

The final type is called sinus lift or sinus augmentation. There is a more detailed explanation of this procedure under the tab "sinus augmentation" in this section, "Our Services".

For a short video explanation of grafting, go to the "Educational Videos" tab at the top of this page and go to "Implants" and then "Grafting".




We proudly offer dental implants at our convenient location in Big Spring, TX. Quality dental implant restorations provided by Dentist David Ward and staff at our beautiful TX office.