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If you have experienced bone loss due to periodontal disease or tooth loss, or if you’re interested in correcting your smile with dental implants but you don’t have enough bone structure, then a bone grafting treatment might be the best option for you and your smile!

Because each mouth is different, there are different bone grafts available to cater to each need. Today, Dr. Connaughton and our Tree City Family Dental team are happy to tell you all about those bone grafts. The grafts available include:

Autogenous Bone Graft: This bone graft involves bone material being transplanted from one area of the patient’s body to another. This is the most ideal and beneficial type of bone graft because the bone is living tissue that enhances bone growth. This bone graft also has the best success rate.

Allograft Bone Graft: This bone graft involves the use of bone that has been donated from another human. To ensure success, the bone is tested in many different treatment sequences in order to render it safe for transplant.

Xenograft Bone Graft: This bone graft involves the use of bovine bone, which is cow bone. For the best results possible, the bone is processed at very high temperatures to avoid immune rejection and contamination. This graft is beneficial because it does not require a second procedure to harvest living bone.

Alloplastic Bone Graft: This bone graft involves the use of synthetic bone, which is generally made of bioactive glass and minerals often found in natural bone. This bone is easily accepted by other bone and it provides hardness and osteoconduction.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more, please call 208-286-2699 at your earliest convenience. We are more than happy to help you!