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You Can Use Your Own Bone for Some Grafts

Posted on 9/6/2021 by Clackamas Oral Surgery Office
You Can Use Your Own Bone for Some GraftsEven with good oral care, some problems may still arise and cause teeth loss. The good news is that with the modern health system, it is possible to restore your teeth, enabling you to smile, chew and speak with ease. Bone grafting is one of the procedures we will recommend if you come to us with a fractured bone or if you have suffered bone loss. If you lose your teeth, either due to facial trauma or disease, your bones will resorb, necessitating bone grafting to restore your bone into its previous form. While many grafts are available, using your bone for bone grafts improves implant success.

Why Do I Need a Dental Bone Graft?

If you want an implant to replace missing teeth, we will first examine your bone volume to establish whether it can hold the implant. This is because, over time, a resorbed bone has a higher chance of implant failure. You may also need a bone graft if you have bony defects due to infection or dental trauma or need the implants in strategic sites for both esthetic and functionality. Bone grafting requires the selection of the right graft and technique for it to be successful. You will also need adequate time to rest for maximum recovery after the procedure.

Benefits of Autografts

An autograft is a bone grafting material taken from the person receiving the bone. This implies grafting your bone, extracted from the hip or other parts of your jaw. An autograft does not risk rejection since the patient will receive it without any complications. When it comes to healing, an autograft will heal faster than other bone grafts, enabling an individual to resume normal activities. These grafts retain cell viability that allows healing through the processes of osteoconduction and osteogenesis. Finally, an autograft is safe, and an individual does not risk disease transfer. For more details on bone grafts, contact our office today.
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