North Texas Dentistry Volume 4 Issue 4 - Page 5

Baylor College of Dentistry Regenerating Bone to Anchor Implants by Carolyn Cox For patients who need dental implants, the process can seem especially daunting if they also need additional bone to support them. Previously this meant a separate surgery to acquire this bone through a graft from the patient’s jaw or hip and reposition it at the implant site. Thanks to a clinical inspiration by Dr. Marianela Gonzalez, assistant professor of oral and maxillofacial surgery at Texas A&M University Baylor College of Dentistry, patients now have an alternative. The award-winning treatment idea was sparked through caring for a patient who had lower teeth so loose ѡ