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Allograft Bone Graft

Bone graft done on the upper jaw with an implant.Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that has been in use for centuries. It is not anything new in dentistry as well. Oral surgeons utilize bone grafts to prepare patients with inadequate bone volume for various dental treatments, especially dental implants. Your dentist may source bone graft materials from your body or that of someone else before transplanting it to the treatment site. They may also use bone tissue from animals. If you have bone deficiencies or severe bone loss, an allograft bone graft can be a practical option for recovering lost bone volume before a dental procedure. At Advanced Center for Oral Surgery, Facial Surgery and Dental Implants we can perform various bone grafting procedures using an allograft bone to prepare you for dental treatment.

What Is an Allograft Bone Graft?

An allograft is a bone graft material derived from a human body other than your own. An oral surgeon uses an allograft bone graft from a donor body, such as a cadaver, to reconstruct a deteriorated or diseased jawbone before placing implants or performing other dental restoration procedures. The allograft tissues fuse with your natural bone, triggering new bone formation and restoring lost bone volume. Patients may have to undergo several tests to determine if the allograft is compatible with their body tissue.

Who Is a Suitable Candidate for an Allograft Bone Graft?

Anyone with damaged, diseased, or lost bone structure on the jawbone can be a suitable candidate for allograft bone grafts. You can also be eligible for allograft bone grafting if you do not want to undergo another invasive procedure to extract bone graft materials from another part of your body. You might require allografts if you have missing teeth, periodontitis, or severe bone loss. We also recommend allograft bone grafts to patients who do not have naturally healthy bones.

What to Expect When Getting an Allograft Bone Graft

Bone grafting using allografts might require several visits, including initial tests. During the procedure, our oral surgeon will numb the treatment site with local anesthesia to make you calm and comfortable. We will then incise the gums to expose and access the jawbone. After cleaning and disinfecting the area, the surgeon will insert the sterilized allograft before closing the incision with stitches.

Allograft Bone Graft Recovery and Aftercare

Healing times vary depending on the treatment and your biological healing cycle. Most patients recover within three months, but healing can extend to nine months. Adherence to aftercare guidelines can help expedite your recovery. Patients should eat soft foods and refrain from biting down on hard items like ice. Avoid extremely hot or cold beverages to prevent increased sensitivity. You can use over-the-counter pain relievers or prescribed antibiotics to prevent infections and reduce discomfort. Schedule regular visits to our dental office to allow our oral practitioners to monitor your progress.

Allograft Bone Graft Benefits

Opting for allograft bone grafts comes with several benefits. Allografts are convenient and relatively available, eliminating the need for a second surgery. They provide ample structural support for the jaws and teeth, increasing the likelihood of positive outcomes. Most importantly, they undergo thorough sterilization to ensure the safety of patients.

Contact Our Practice Today!

Allografts can be a practical solution for anyone who needs bone grafting. These bone graft materials are safe and effective. Contact Advanced Center for Oral Surgery, Facial Surgery and Dental Implants at (224) 341-5517 for questions or to book an appointment with our dental practitioners.
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