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Autogenous Bone Graft

Bone graft done on the upper jaw with an implant.Bone grafting is among the most common surgical procedures. This treatment method helps recover lost bone volume in patients with severe bone loss. Bone grafting is critical to bone regeneration, providing structural support to areas with severe bone loss. It helps restore bone mass and density, preparing a patient for a surgical procedure or treatment that requires adequate and healthy bone. Our surgeon at Advanced Center for Oral Surgery, Facial Surgery and Dental Implants can reverse the effects of bone loss using autogenous bone grafts.

What Is an Autogenous Bone Graft?

A surgeon can harvest bone graft materials from your body, a donor, or an animal. An autogenous bone graft is bone tissue extracted from your body. We may harvest bone material from your shin, hip, or lower jaw before transferring it to the site that requires new bone formation. The autogenous bone grafts have osteogenic cells that enhance bone growth. The graft materials use the biological healing process to stimulate osteocytes to form new bone.

Who Is an Ideal Candidate for an Autogenous Bone Graft?

We recommend autogenous bone grafts or autografts for patients who need bone augmentation before undergoing a dental procedure. Autografts are also ideal for people with structural stability issues in their oral cavity or congenital malformations impacting their jawbone density. Autogenous bone grafts promote the growth of healthy cells and improve jawbone mass, laying a solid structural foundation for dental treatment.

What to Expect When Getting an Autogenous Bone Graft

Autogenous bone grafts require more than two procedures. The first surgical procedure harvests bone tissue from the hip, chin, or lower jaw. Your surgeon will determine the appropriate donor site after conducting several tests. After obtaining the desired amount of graft material, the surgeon will incise the gums to expose and access the jawbone, which requires grafting. Next, we will trim bony edges before implanting the graft material in the area. The last step entails closing the incision with stitches.

Recovery and Aftercare

Autogenous bonus grafts have longer recovery times than other bone grafts since patients may have to undergo two surgical procedures. The initial procedure entails harvesting bone tissue from a different surgical site. Recovery times vary based on the complexity of the procedure and your natural healing cycle. Most people take between three and nine months to recover fully. We will provide you with comprehensive aftercare guidelines, including prescribing pain medications and antibiotics. Avoid habits like smoking after surgery and embrace a healthy diet to aid your recovery.

Autogenous Bone Graft Benefits

Autogenous bone grafts have several benefits over other bone grafts. Since autografts come from your body, they are histocompatible, meaning there is no chance of rejection. They also have a reduced risk of infection or disease. While recovery might take longer, bone grafts incorporate into the body rapidly. They are more affordable than other grafts since you do not have to source them from different donors.

Contact Our Practice Today

Autogenous bone grafts are an excellent option for patients who require grafting before a procedure. They have a higher success rate and a reduced risk of complications. Contact Advanced Center for Oral Surgery, Facial Surgery and Dental Implants at (224) 341-5517 for more information and to schedule a preliminary meeting with our oral surgeon.
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