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Techniques for Bone Grafting in Oral Surgery
Posted on 8/7/2023 by Dr. Michael Allard
Oral surgery is crucial in improving oral health and function among people with various dental conditions. In today's day and age, bone grafting emerges as a remarkable technique with transformative potential. As dental professionals strive to restore and enhance patients' smiles, bone grafting procedure has become invaluable. Bone grafting, which involves transplanting bone tissues to provide solid support structures for dental implants while facilitating regeneration, is a key technique applied in oral surgery.
Autografts: Harnessing the Body's Own Potential
Experts consider autografts to be the most credible approach due to their unparalleled advantages, such as high success rates, excellent integration capabilities among existing bones, and content of viable cells that promote rapid healing rates. Autografts mostly entail harvesting bone tissue from patients' own bodies - jaws, hips, or tibias.
Allografts: Utilizing Donor Bone
Allografts make use of donor tissues which undergo processing via sterilization techniques to remove contaminants while retaining structural integrity. Allografts present readily available and cost-effective alternatives compared to autografts serving as an adequate support framework for new bone growth over time.
Xenografts: Cross-Species Bone Grafting
Xenografts are yet another technique - using animal sources (bovine or porcine bones) after processing, leaving only mineral-based matrices (helpful material in stimulating new bone formation) through the osteoconductive process on patients' bones. Xenografts are commonly used as they are quite affordable, easy to handle, and readily available.
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