Bone Block (Allograft)
Bone Block in South Ogden and Kaysville, UT
What Is Bone Grafting?
Why Do I Lose Bone?
What Is Bone Block Grafting?
Sometimes the amount of bone missing from a particular area is too large for the normal bone grafting techniques to work. When that happens, it is time to find a block of bone that fits the area that needs to be filled and can be attached to the existing bone and structure. The block of bone can be taken from the patient who needs the grafting treatment, or it can be taken from a donor. If neither option is viable, then a bone substitute can also be used. The bone is then placed and the patient will wait for a few months to ensure that the graft has been accepted and has become a natural part of their body. Then the dental implant surgery can take place, and further treatment can commence.
If you are interested in learning more about bone block grafting or dental implant surgery, or simply want to schedule an appointment, give us a call today at South Ogden: 801-475-5577 or Kaysville: 801-444-2696!