120 West 4th Ave, Stanley, WI 54768

Have you been told that you aren’t candidate for dental implants due to a lack of bone or a large sinus? Here at Stanley Hometown Dentistry LLC, we have the knowledge and skill to help you overcome this problem. When we plan for an implant, we may find that the bone needs to be modified to create a foundation for the implant. For example, after a tooth is extracted, bone height, width, or volume can decrease. To make up for this loss, we have two treatments, bone manipulation and bone grafting, that may work for you.

Bone manipulation uses the existing bone to acquire the ideal bone quality in which to place the implant using a series of osteotomes, or special tools for shaping and preparing bone. This can be performed at the same time as the implant placement, reducing the number of surgeries required and preventing the need for bone grafting. However, sometimes this treatment is not possible and bone grafting is needed.

During a bone graft, we amplify bone that may be deficient in volume or quality to serve as a better foundation for an implant. We transplant a piece of bone from another area of your jaw or body to your jawbone, or we utilize artificial bone material or bone fragments from a tissue bank when needed. Your jawbone then grows together with the grafted bone tissue, creating a stronger, more stable foundation. We also perform sinus grafts that can increase bone height in the upper posterior jaw.

To learn more about bone modification in Stanley, Wisconsin, including bone manipulation, bone or sinus grafting, and to discover whether dental implants are right for your smile, we invite you to call or visit us today. Dr. James Gunelson and our team are eager to care for your smile!


120 West 4th Ave, Stanley, WI 54768


Family Dentistry

We offer comprehensive general and family dentistry to help you and your family achieve great oral health for a lifetime.



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Whether you are preparing for a special event or just want a brighter smile, our whitening treatment can help you!


Bone & Tissue

We offer bone and tissue grafting to create a sturdier foundation for dental implants and other restorative services.



To help our patients who have dental anxiety, we offer intravenous sedation dentistry to make your visit stress free.


Dr. James Gunelson has focused on improving all aspects of his dental skills since completing dental school, especially his experience and knowledge of dental implants. He has dedicated over 500 hours of continuing education to hone his skill in providing dental implants to our patients who require replacements for missing teeth. Our dentist is proud to offer a full spectrum of dentistry in Stanley, Wisconsin, and we also welcome our friends from the surrounding communities, including Thorp, Owen, Withee, Cadott, Chippewa Falls, Cornell, Gilman, Eau Claire, and Holcombe, Wisconsin.