Learn About Bone Grafting in Kingston
What is a bone graft?
Bone grafts are used to fortify areas where the natural bone is compromised or incapable structurally to support a dental restoration. Common causes of structurally compromised bone include periodontal disease or loss of teeth.
If our oral and maxillofacial surgeon determines that the site of a planned implant requires additional bone mass, he may recommend a bone graft either prior to or in conjunction with the implant placement. Bone grafts may use autologous (the patient's own) bone or an alloplastic or allogeneic bone substitute.
Oral and maxillofacial surgeons commonly use bone grafting techniques as part of facial reconstructive and orthognathic surgical procedures (corrective jaw surgery), often harvesting a slice of bone from the patient's hip, rib, or skull to aid in filling large gaps in the mandibular or maxillary jawbones.