Bone Grafting in Muncie, IN

When a bone from your jaw atrophies, this leaves you in a condition of poor quality and/or quantity of bone that is suitable for dental implants. When this does occur, many patients are candidates for bone replacement procedures, which can allow for dental implants.

Modern maxillofacial techniques give us the ability to grow new bone where needed; because of this we are able to place implants of proper length and width that will allow for function and aesthetics in areas that previously had inadequate bone.

Types of bone grafting procedures include:

  • Sinus Augmentation (Sinus Lift): In this procedure, the floor of the sinus is elevated in the premolar or molar teeth area to allow for dental implants to be placed. Sometimes the implants are done at the same time as the grafting procedure, but in some cases a six month recovery period between procedures is necessary.
  • Ridge Augmentation: In severe cases where the ridge (bone) of the lower or upper jaw has been reabsorbed, a bone graft is inserted to increase the ridge height and/or width.
  • Grafting of an Extraction Site: After the removal of a tooth, the remaining quantity or quality of bone may not be adequate enough for an immediate placement of an implant. A graft may be placed into the extraction site immediately. After the graft has healed, an implant can be placed to replace the tooth that was removed.

Bone grafting procedures are done in an office setting and generally take 15 to 45 minutes to complete. The patient may request sedation that is combined with Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas), requiring a ride to and from the appointment. Bone grafting procedures are often done in conjunction with an extraction if it is necessary to replace the tooth with an implant. The recovery time ranges from one to three days.

If you have questions regarding Bone Grafting, please call our office at (765) 289-9705, and we will be more than happy to assist you. 

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Meet Dr. Anthony J. Hornaday

Dr. Anthony J. Hornaday

Dr. Hornaday is a Hoosier through and through.

He grew up in East Central Indiana his entire life. He graduated from Tri-Central High School (Sharpsville, IN) in 1992. He then went on to attend Indiana University in Bloomington, IN, where he completed his undergraduate degree in three years, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Biology in 1995. In 1999, he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from Indiana University School of Dentistry. 

The Proof is in Our Patients

5-star reviews in Muncie, IN and counting…
Morgan K.
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Great place! I get very anxious at dentist so I don’t go. I had a infected molar that needed to come out and I’m pregnant. Dr. Hornaday was extremely quick with the extraction. The paperwork at first took longer than the extraction. I read a lot of reviews before coming and I read a lot about not being numbed good enough so I was worried but I was completely numbed. There was still a sensitive spot and I said so and it was numbed up. He was great and so was all the staff. Very nice and caring.
Daniel C.
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Dr hornaday is the best doctor I’ve seen in a while. Went to have a wisdom tooth pulled and was in and out in under 15-20 mins. I would definitely recommend him to others as well! His staff were also very friendly and helpful and nice to talk to! Definitely a plus!
Abigail R.
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I had a great experience today! I have never had nitrous oxide or anything cut out. Somehow, I wasn’t super nervous. The building is very comfortable and relaxing. The employees are all super kind and caring. When I went in today, they didn’t put pressure on the fact that I was having my wisdom teeth cut out. They just walked in, talked to me the whole time about fun stuff, and I was out of there in like 7 minutes. 🙂 I would recommend him to anyone and everyone!
Nicholas J.
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One of my teeth had become infected and I was in some of the worst pain I had ever experienced in my life and it needed to be removed. Dr. Hornaday and his staff were incredibly friendly and accommodating. The extraction took barely any time at all and with virtually no pain. If I could give a higher rating I 100% would. I'm so happy.
Audrey S.
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I had a really quick and easy wisdom tooth surgery today! I’ve been putting this thing off for YEARS! They had been causing me so much pain and I decided it was time to get them out. Dr. Hornaday was amazing and I felt calm the entire time even though I struggle with a lot of anxiety! I really recommend this office and their staff. My nurse, Renee, was fantastic for both the consultation and surgery. Thanks for making this inconvenient procedure a walk in the park for me! 😁

Our Office

We are located on the east side of Tillotson across the street from Payless Supermarket and Taco Bell and share the same parking lot with the Birchwood Professional Building. If you turn in by Victor’s Gyros on the corner of Tillotson and Ethel Avenues, we are on the left after turning.


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