Where Does the Bone Come from?
The best source of bone is from your own body and it may be taken from your chin or another area such as your hip. However, having bone removed from another site in your body is not something that will appeal to everyone as this surgery site can be sore while it heals.
Nowadays there are a number of other options available and one of the most reliable is to use artificial bone grafting material that will often contain sophisticated growth proteins to help encourage the growth of new bone cells. Other options include donor bone that may be bovine or human in nature and which will have been carefully treated and sterilized to ensure your safety.
When you visit Simply Smiles for a consultation, our dentist, Dr. Kira Gekht will discuss all available options for bone grafting and can provide you with much more information so you will be able to make an informed choice about your treatment. Although it may sound dramatic, bone grafting is commonly carried out in preparation for dental implants and the procedure is very safe.
If you are interested in finding out more about bone grafts or in dental implant procedures, then please call Simply Smiles to book a consultation. Our friendly dental team can give you all the information you might need and are here to answer all your questions. Call us at 941-921-4654.