What materials are involved in a bone graft?

Different types of materials are used in bone grafting. Examples include: Your own bone taken from one part of your body, the “donor site,” and moved to another part of your body, the ‘’graft site”. Bone taken from another person which is then sterilized and freeze-dried before being placed into your body. Bone taken from an animal, usually a cow, which is then sterilized and freeze-dried before being placed into your body. Synthetic and other materials Your dentist will advise

What are the benefits of a bone graft?

Certain dental restorations, such as implants, may not be possible without bone grafting. Bone grafting increases the amount of bone available to support these restorations and to build your jaws and gums into a more ideal form.

What are the risks of having a bone graft?

Bone grafting procedures involve minor to moderate pain as well as the risk of infection to both the graft site and the donor site. There is also the risk of your body rejecting the bone graft and setting up an infection around it. When this occurs, the area must be cleaned and another bone graft must be done once the site has healed. Even when the bone heals well, grafting may need to be done more than once to build