Bone Graft

A bone graft (also called regenerative surgery) is used to recreate bone and soft supporting tissues to repair or rebuild bones that have been damaged or lost due to injury, disease, or other conditions. The bone surrounding the root of your tooth may shrink gradually when teeth are lost or extracted. Bone augmentation, or grafting, is a solution. Dentists replace lost bone using either bone from another part of your mouth or one or more types of substitute material.


Autografts: When bone regeneration is required, a patient’s own bone-typically the hip, ribs, or other bones-is taken and transplanted to the affected area.
Allografts: Allografts entail the use of donor bone tissue, usually sourced from a bone bank. As a result, the patient does not require a second surgical site to harvest bone.
Synthetic Bone Grafts: Materials such as ceramics or bioactive glass are sometimes used to make synthetic bone grafts. These materials are designed to have the distinctive features of real bone.