Distraction Osteogenesis in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV

What Is Distraction Osteogenesis?

Distraction osteogenesis is a facial reconstruction method to pull existing bone apart. Instead of forcibly inserting a vacancy and filling it with other bone segments (bone graft), a distraction osteogenesis procedure uses a tool to draw two pieces of bone away from each other. New bone grows in the resulting gap, which lengthens the bone to guide facial development with minimal discomfort.

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When to Get Distraction Osteogenesis

Distraction osteogenesis treats deformities of the oral and facial skeleton to prepare your alveolar bone for dental implants. A distraction appliance can also be used to generate bone if you suffer any of the following impairments:

  • Breathing difficulties
  • Sunken cheekbones and eyes sockets
  • Misaligned jaw

Our experts at Nevada Oral and Facial Surgery can use 3D imaging to plot where to move your bones so that you experience a painless, predictable procedure.

Benefits of Distraction Osteogenesis

To rebuild a smile, dental implants can be attached to bone to mimic the appearance of missing teeth. But the implants need a sturdy structure to take hold. So first, any defects in oral and facial bone formation will have to be corrected. Bone regeneration can repair a lack of strong bone material. You can then proceed with artificial teeth implants to restore a beautiful, healthy smile.

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“I was referred to Nevada Oral and Facial Surgery by my dentist when I needed to have my wisdom teeth removed. My experience was flawless from start to finish! Making an appointment was simple (which is a big deal when it comes to medical offices), and the ladies at the front desk were very helpful in getting my paperwork together.  The entire office staff is kind and friendly, and Dr. Johnson was fantastic! During my consultation, he went over my x-rays, explained the procedure, and gave me a full picture of what I could expect on procedure day.  I was even able to make a last-minute appointment post-procedure when I had some concerns.  Dr. Johnson was very understanding and addressed all of my concerns right away. I would recommend him to anyone looking for a great oral surgeon and hassle-free experience.”

Hailey F.


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