Types of Bone Graft
Autograft: a bone graft using your own bone, usually sourced from the hip bone or back of the jaw.
Allograft: a bone graft using bone sourced from a human donor.
Xenograft: a bone graft using bone from an animal, usually a cow.
Alloplast: a bone graft using synthetic material containing calcium, phosphorous and hydroxylapatite.
01. Local Anesthesia is Applied
02. The Bone Graft is Prepared
03. Bone is deposited
04. Bone Healing
A socket preservation bone graft mainly prevents the bone shrinkage that follows tooth extraction. It improves the outcome of dental implants and other restorative treatments, such as bridges, and dentures. It can also have benefits for patients who choose not to immediately replace their lost tooth but may consider replacing it in the future.