All you need to know
What is bone graft?
What are the types?
Bone grafting is the process of restoring the bone in the jaw that has been lost due periodontal disease. When placing a dental implant it is very important to have a solid foundation. The bone supports the implant. Solid bone needs to support the implant for it to be stable and have a good long term prognosis. If you don’t have enough bone for a dental implant, bone grafting and tissue engineering, utilizing stem cell technology, can aid in creating a good bone mass that can support your implant.
What are the different types of Bone Graft used in dentistry?
There are several types of dental bone grafts, the most common include:
Autogenous Bone Graft: Autografts remove bone from the patient’s own mouth
Allograft: Takes bone harvested from human donor tissue
Xenograft: Bone graft from a donor of a different species
Alloplastic Graft: Utilizes a man-made, synthetic material that is created in a lab