Types of Bone Grafts

Types of Bone Grafts

Posted by Dean L. Carlston Nov 14,2023

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Bone grafting is a surgical procedure in dentistry that involves the transplantation or addition of bone tissue to areas where bone loss or deficiency has occurred. Commonly performed to prepare the jaw for dental implants or to address issues resulting from tooth loss, trauma, or periodontal disease, bone grafting promotes bone regeneration and provides a stable foundation for dental restorations. The graft material, which can be sourced from the patient, a donor, or synthetic substitutes, encourages the growth of new bone cells, supporting the integration of implants or enhancing the structural integrity of the jaw. At Carlston Dental Group, this procedure is essential for patients seeking restorative dental treatments who lack sufficient natural bone mass for successful implantation. 

Types of Bone Grafts 

Autogenous Bone Grafting 

Autogenous bone grafts are bone grafts that are taken from your own body. The bone can be taken from several places in your body, including your chin, hips, knees, or pelvis, by our dentist in West Los Angeles, CA. This type of graft is most commonly used in dental procedures because it contains living cells and proteins that promote faster healing. 

Allograft Bone Grafting 

An allograft is a bone graft that is harvested from a donor. These grafts are sterilized and processed before use, so they do not carry the risk of disease transmission as autogenous grafts do. However, they are typically more expensive than autogenous grafts. 

Xenograft Bone Grafting 

A xenograft is a bone graft that comes from an animal donor. The most common type of xenograft used in dentistry is bovine bone. This type of graft is typically less expensive than autogenous and allograft grafts. 

Synthetic Bone Grafting 

Synthetic bone grafts are made from man-made materials. They are often made from ceramic, plastic, or polymer-based compounds. These grafts are typically used when a patient is allergic to other bone grafts. 

The Benefits of Bone Grafting 

Improved Oral Health 

Your jawbone needs stimulation to stay healthy and strong. Without teeth, the bone can deteriorate and become weak. By grafting new bone into the area, you can prevent bone loss and keep your jaw strong and healthy. 

Stronger Implants 

Dental implants are anchored into your jawbone, so having a strong and healthy bone is essential for a successful implant procedure. If your bone is weak or thin, it may not be able to hold the implant in place properly. This can lead to complications down the road. 

Increased Stability 

Implants rely on the surrounding bone for support and stability. The implant can become loose or even fall out if the bone is not strong enough. A bone graft in West Los Angeles, CA, can help strengthen the bone and provide a solid foundation for your dental implant. 

Bone grafting can help you restore your smile and regain your confidence. It can also improve your overall oral health and prevent future tooth loss. To learn more about bone grafting, visit Carlston Dental Group at 2472 Overland Ave, West Los Angeles, CA 90064, or call (310) 838-0844. 

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