The jaw bone associated with missing teeth is reabsorbed over a period of time. Often a condition is left in which there is poor quantity and quality of bone, not appropriate for placement of dental implants. In this situation, a patient may not be a candidate for placement of dental implants.
Bone grafting is the ability to grow bone where needed. This provides the opportunity to place implants of proper width and length. Also it provides the chance to restore functionality and a better appearance. One type of bone graft procedure is a socket preservation. Immediately after a tooth extraction, bone graft material can be placed in the tooth socket to allow adequate bone regeneration. This preserves the bone quality and contours needed to adequately place implants.
After teeth are lost, the bones ridge will become thinner and shorter. A bone graft may be placed to increase the ridge width and/or height for adequate positioning of correct size implants.
WHERE DOES GRAFTED BONE COME FROM?
For years, the grafted bone needed during these procedures had to be taken from
another part of your jaw or body, requiring additional surgery. Today, bone grafting materials such as Puros® Allografts may be used in place of your own bone, with no additional surgery required. During the healing process the graft material is intended to act as a scaffold and be replaced by your own new bone.
WHAT ARE PUROS ALLOGRAFTS?
Puros Allografts are bone grafting materials made from donated bone particles that have been refined through the proprietary, multistep Tutoplast sterilization process. This process assures the highest standard of safety and quality with minimal risk of disease transmission. The result is safe, biocompatible grafting material. For over 35 years, Tutoplast-processed grafts have been safely used in more than three million procedures.