The most crucial thing to ensure that the bone graft procedure is done by specialist in implant dentistry. The correct choice of bone product for your situation is important but not as important as the surgeon. Dr. Navid Rahmani is an internationally recognized, Board Certified NYC Dental Implant Specialist. Our NYC Dental office in Midtown Manhattan equipped with cutting edge diagnostic equipment.
Bone grafting in preparation for dental implants is extremely common and is a procedure that helps ensure treatment will be a success. This is because the implant posts must be inserted into a certain amount of healthy bone to ensure they will be held firmly in place while they gradually integrate with the bone during osseointegration.
Sufficient Bone is Required for Dental Implants
If there isn’t sufficient bone there is an increased chance that the implants will fail to fully integrate and they may become loose and will either require removal or may even come out on their own.
If you do require a bone graft then there is nothing to worry about as this procedure is extremely safe and Dr. Rahmani is highly experienced in the very latest bone grafting techniques.
There are several different types of bone grafting materials that can be used.
Bone Graft might be required beforehand for most of the dental implants procedures:
Bone Loss in Teeth – Different Types of Bone Grafts
- Autogenous Bone Grafts
Autogenous Bone Grafts
An autogenous bone graft which is also known as an autograft, uses bone taken from another site in your body. Typical sites include the leg, hip, chin or jaw. Although this does require an additional surgical procedure to harvest the bone, the risk of rejection or any other adverse reactions is eliminated. Also, the harvested bone is live which means it has certain cellular elements which will help enhance the production of new bone.
The bone used in a xenograft is usually bovine. It is processed at an extremely high temperature to avoid any risk of contamination and is extensively tested to make sure it is safe for use. A xenograft will provide a framework, enabling your own bone to grow on and around the surrounding areas until there is sufficient bone for dental implants.
An allograft uses highly processed bone taken from a donor and which may be freeze-dried, irradiated or chemically treated to ensure its safety. It is extensively tested to eliminate the risk of contamination. Like a xenograft, allogenic bone will provide a framework for your body to grow new bone cells, but it cannot produce new cells on its own. Both xenografts and allografts are advantageous in that no additional surgery is required to harvest the bone from somewhere else in your body so healing is faster.
An alloplast is a graft made from entirely synthetic materials. Artificial bone grafting materials are extremely sophisticated and contain a variety of different substances. They may have a combination of collagen, protein and growth factors that are designed to help promote the formation of new bone cells and to promote healing. This type of synthetic bone is extremely reliable.
If you have any questions regarding Bone Graft procedure in NYC or to make an appointment please call our Midtown Manhattan dental implants center:
NYC Dental Implants Center
225 East 64th Street Ste 1B
New York, New York 10065
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