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When it comes to bone reconstruction1, Boca Perio Implants dentists optimize comfort, function, and aesthetics. Bone grafting is required to replace missing bony tissue, and in many cases supports the placement of dental implants. Bone grafting is a reliable and trusted procedure where the bone is transferred from one area or location and placed into a new location. The surgeon can therefore “build bone” in areas where it is missing. In the practice of periodontal surgery, the need for bone grafting presents itself in a multitude of situations.

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The dentists at Boca Perio Implants have had extensive training and experience in the areas of bone grafting and reconstruction. We also utilize the industry’s highest quality materials and standards of care. This means you can relax with the knowledge that you are in safe hands!

About the Procedure

The usual question is “Where Do You Get The Bone?” or “Where Does The Bone Come From?”

There are four graft choices:

  • Autogeous Grafts2: The bone comes from within the same individual. In other words, the patient is his/her own donor.
  • Allografts3: The bone comes from another human donor.
  • Xenografts4: Donor bone derived from another species, usually bovine sources.
  • Synthetic Grafts5: Bone created from Hydroxyapatite, Hydroxyapatite combined with B-Tricalcium phosphate, and Calcium Sulfate.
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Who Is a Candidate?

Ideal Candidates for bone reconstruction are:

  • Jawbone loss or recession: It can contribute to tooth loss and sunken facial appearance.
  • Missing teeth: Tooth root is essential for jawbone to be stimulated, receive blood flow and nutrients when the mouth chews. If there are missing teeth, the jawbone may start to resorb or break down.
  • Trauma to the mouth: A blow on the face or knocked out teeth can result in jawbone deterioration.
  • Tumor removal: During tumor removal surgeries, a part of the jawbone can be removed as well that will affect the function and appearance of the jawbone itself.
  • Gum disease: Bacterial infection can reach the jawbone and begin gradual deterioration. As well, gum disease is the most frequent cause of tooth loss.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Bone Graft Anyway?

When your tooth is extracted, there will be a void in your bone where the tooth used to be. This void is called an extraction socket. A bone graft is a highly specialized material that fills the extraction socket.

High-quality bone graft materials will:

  • Preserve the health and strength of your jaw bone
  • Dissolve over time, allowing your body to regenerate its own bone cells
  • Preserve the integrity of your gums
  • Lay the foundation for a functional and beautiful implant crown or bridge

There are a few different options of materials that can be used to fill extraction sockets. Your Dentist is trained to select the best material for your needs. Options include:

  • Bone from another area of your mouth
  • Donated tissue (most common & effective)
  • Synthetic chemical compounds

There are many bone graft options on the market. We use premium allografts because we demand excellence!

  • Our Grafts are
  • FDA-approved
  • AATB compliant
  • University-tested
  • Excellent quality
  • Superior results

What can a Bone Graft do for me?

  • Preserve the strength and contour of your jaw
  • Minimize trauma and cost associated with future treatment
  • Lay the foundation so you can chew and eat your favorite food
  • Provide you with the most options for future treatment
  • Help restore your beautiful and confident smile

What if I don’t get a Bone Graft?

After a tooth is extracted, the body will adjust and adapt to the missing-tooth site. These changes may affect your bone, gums, and adjacent teeth or crowns.

Your BONE may become:

  • Too narrow for a dental implant
  • Too short for an attractive bridge
  • Atrophied
  • Weaker

Your GUMS may:

  • Recede away from your tooth roots
  • Become thin or compromised

Your TEETH or CROWNS may:

  • Shift or tilt out of alignment
  • Become sensitive if recession occurs
  • Accumulate decay in hard-to-brush areas

References

1 E J Bieber, M B Wood. Bone reconstruction. Available:https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/3533376/.

2 Andreas Sakkas, Frank Wilde, Marcus Heufelder, Karsten Winter, and Alexander Schramm. Autogenous bone grafts in oral implantology—is it still a “gold standard”? A consecutive review of 279 patients with 456 clinical procedures. Available: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5453915/.

3 C. Thomas Vangsness, Jr., MD. Allografts: Graft sterilization and tissue banking safety issues graft sterilization and tissue banking safety issues. Available: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7310937/.

4 E Kemp, C Hellerström. Xenografts. Available: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/7997370/.

5 Wojciech Satora, Aleksandra Królikowska, Andrzej Czamara, Paweł Reichert. Synthetic grafts in the treatment of ruptured anterior cruciate ligament of the knee joint. Available: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29160630/.

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About the Author

Dr. Julian C. Leichter is a Harvard Fellow, and Boca Raton’s trusted leader in periodontics with more than 40 years of experience in natural tooth preservation, and implant preservation. His periodontal bone regeneration stem cell transplantation techniques continue to nurture many healthy smiles throughout Florida, and beyond.

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