Bone Grafting Services in Metro Atlanta
If you have one or more missing teeth, it can leave you with poor quality and quantity of bone mass in your jaw. Without this necessary bone, you may not be able to receive dental implants without help from our professionals. Today, we can grow bone where it’s needed. This not only allows us to place a properly-sized implant, but it also gives us a chance to restore functionality and esthetic appearance. Don’t let missing teeth take a toll on your self-esteem or create further health or aesthetic issues. Atlanta Oral & Facial Surgery is here to help Metro Atlanta with our bone grafting services. Please keep reading to learn more or give us a call now.
The Atlanta Oral & Facial Surgery Advantage
The advantages of synthetic materials are they don’t require a second procedure to harvest bone, which reduces overall risk and pain. One of our skilled and knowledgeable doctors will help you determine which type of bone graft material is right for you.
Types of Bone Grafts
Bone grafting can repair potential implant sites with scarce bone structure from a previous extraction, gum disease, or injury. Major bone grafts are typically performed to repair jaw defects due to traumatic injuries, tumor surgery, or congenital defects. Large defects are corrected using the patient’s own bone, which can be harvested from a number of different sites depending on the scope of the defect. Bone grafts are routinely performed in an operating room and require a hospital stay. The different types of bone grafts include the following:
Autografts are made from your own bone taken from somewhere else in the body. The bone is most frequently harvested from the chin, jaw, lower leg bone, hip, or skull.
This is a dead bone harvested from a cadaver and processed using a freeze-dry method to extract the water. Unlike autogenous bone, allogenic bone isn't capable of producing new bone on its own. Instead, it serves as a framework where bone from the surrounding bony walls can grow to fill the space.
Derived from the non-living bone of another species, usually a cow, this type of bone graft is processed at very high temperatures to avoid potential immune rejection or contamination. Xenogenic serves as a framework, just as allogenic bone.
Bone Grafting Substitutes
Many safe synthetic materials are available for those who prefer an alternative to using real bone. If, for whatever reason, you choose not to go with real bone, you can consider one of the following substitutes:
Demineralized Bone Matrix /Demineralized Freeze-Dried Bone Allograft is processed allograft bone, which contains proteins, collagen, and growth factors extracted from the allograft bone.
Graft composites consist of other bone graft materials and growth factors to achieve the benefits of a variety of substances. Some combinations may include collagen / ceramic composite, DBM combined with bone marrow cells, or a collagen / ceramic / autograft composite.
Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are proteins naturally produced in the body to promote and regulate bone formation and healing.