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Dental Bone Grafting

Detailed information on who needs

dental implant bone grafts and why


Cost from $ 490 dollars

Price with Financing $ 27 per month



Getting a dental implant bone graft is the last thing you want to hear. No only does your jawbones health affect your ability to get dental implants, but will affect the cost of the dental surgery related to receiving your teeth implants.


One thing to understand right off if you have heard that you need dental implants is that you should not delay in the process of getting them as soon as is convenient for you. Why? because your jawbone gets weaker by the day unless it is under stress, exactly the same as a muscle. In fact after the loss of a tooth, via extraction or injury you should expect around a 30-70% bone loss (of the immediate area) within a

4-8 month time frame. This is much faster that you would guess, so if you are even vaguely thinking about implant dentistry you should take it very seriously and proceed with the work as soon as possible.


If you have already been diagnosed as having bone loss in your jaw then you need to understand what is involved and how it affects the timeframe to getting the implant.


Why do I have to get a dental bone graft?


In Plain English why you need the bone graft prior to getting the implant. Think of it like building a house, your new construction needs a sound, firm and non moving foundation in order to build on. Same scenario here, your dentist or oral surgeon needs a firm and stable jawbone into which to place the implant.


Conditions that lead to bone loss in the Jaw.

  • Multiple teeth removal
  • Single tooth removal
  • Gum disease
  • Infection
  • General erosion
  • Rare hereditary conations
  • Bone density loss due to aging

How and what is used to graft into the jaw

The dentist will chose either an autogenous bone ( which means one that was taken from your body- not common)

The more common grafting material is a synthetic or artificial substitute for your lost bone. Variations on synthetics abound but the main difference is weather or not the new grafted material is expected to stimulate growth of your natural bone or simple harden and be able to accept the full stress of the implant by itself.


The modern synthetic bone substitutes are incredibly strong and are generally suitable to take the load and stress of an implant charge.


The advantages of the Synthetic bone substitute that does not rely on your body to re grow new bone material is time. Some patients still feel better with natural bone growth being the goal.


Bone Grafting in Detail, methods and terms you should know

The various types of materials and how they are processed or procured for pre dental implant bone graft surgery.


Block Bone Grafting For this dental surgery bone is harvested from the patients body usually from the upper hip or chin area. This is done in a hospital and sent to the dentist to use on site. The bone is implanted into the patients mouth and let to rest and stimulate new bone growth for up to six months. This is the most expensive and time consuming graft a dental implant patient can receive.


Allograft Bone Grafting

Not one of my favorites this is bone that was harvested from cadavers (dead people) The reason it was named allograft was to steer clear of the source of the origin of the material. This is controlled by bone banks and they report no instance of transmitted infection to date. I have read several opinions to the contrary and their are several court cases involving this. It would not be my first choice personally, but is something you need to think about and discuss with your dentist.


Xenograft Bone Grafting

Bone material is harvested from an animals body for using as the grafted material. This has some minor history of causing infections and the need to remove the graft and wait till the infection has passed before either trying again or using an another material. Bovine is the most common choice.


Bone Expansion Grafting

This dental surgery is a bit different as it can use any of the above materials for the graft but the jawbone is separated at one or more points to make additional space, the separated jaw bone will receive a graft and after 6 months will be read for implantation.


Synthetic Bone Substitute Material Grafting

Synthetic produced bone materials are used to build up or strengthen the jaw to prepare it for implanting. This bone graft should be considered as strong as your natural bone if done correctly by a specially trained oral surgeon or dentist. Some people consider a allergy test a viable option prior to a foreign substance injected into into their face.




Dental implant bone graft options at a glance

Allograft - Bone harvested from Cadavers (dead people)

Block - Bone from your own body, hip or chin is the normal source
Xenograft- Bone harvested from animals primarily cows Synthetic Material - Bone substitute from man made chemicals


The Type of implant can affect whether you need a graft or not in same cases. A modern type of implant which uses basically a screw type post can be inserted into the jawbone at an angle. This sometimes means the patient can get an implant with out getting a bone graft. If your bone loss is marginal or for a one tooth implant, consider seeking out a dentist that specializes in this type of implant.


If this type of implants works for your situation This alone can save you thousands of dollars , see affordable dental implant option



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Dental implant bone grafts in New York for multiple teeth

I was told that I need to get bone grafting as my bone is not strong enough to get implants without it. Is that true or is this just an up sell?

Crystal -New York, NY

Multiple bone grafts New York

Crystal, without seeing your x-rays I would not be able to even give you an idea, but generally if you have been without teeth in a location for even a few years, yes you will need to get a bone graft prior to getting your implants. Were your missing teeth right next together? This can also accelerate the loss of bone mass, height or density as well.



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Is it necessary to get bone graft done?

Los Angeles

I lost my two front teeth in a car accident about three years ago. I did not have the money at the time, nor the dental insurance to cover dental surgery to get implants as was suggested. Now I am thinking about getting the work done, will I have to get bone grafting since I have waited all these years?

Mandy Q . Los Angeles

Bone Grafting for dental implants Los Angeles

Hi Mandy . If you have been without front teeth even if you had a bridge then yes you will need bone grafting most likely? Have you had an interview with an oral surgeon? if you send me your x- rays then I may be able to help more. But most likely the answer will be yes.



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Bone grafts harvested from cadavers Phoenix or San Diego

My dentist is recommending using bone grafts harvested from cadavers. This freaks me out!!!- I like my dentist but this just does not sit well with me, what are other common options?

Mary T, Phoenix or San Diego


Bone grafts from cadavers Phoenix or San Diego

Hi Mary, lol I feel exactly the SAME WAY about this! I know that it has been done for medical purposes for thousands of years, I know it has a great track record of safety, blah blah blah, I have heard it all and you are not going to stick some dead guys hip bone in my mouth, period end of story! First thing you need to do is make it clear to your dentist you want another option. Sometimes they mistake initial reaction to true Internet, speak up on this one.

You can have the bone graft material from Bovine (cow) sources or synthetics nowadays, both have different issues that need to be considered. Personally I would go with a synthetic nowadays as it tends to be the easiest type of dental implant bone graft that exists nowadays. Also often they speed up the time frame toward getting the implant in and done. And that's the real goal, get it done get on with your life.



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Dentures vs Implants
Dallas or Houston

I don't have insurance and need to get either dentures or implants done. What will last longer generally? If I chose the implants I am looking at minor bone loss correction, grafting.

Henry M , Dallas or Houston. Tx.


Dentures vs Implants

Dallas or Houston

Hi Henry, outside of personal preferences both can and should last you a life time, with the implants winning out a bit in time frame. The cost is not even comparable, dental implants are at least four to five times the cost of dentures. One interesting option nowadays is getting only a few implants, that are then used to secure a set of dentures to the mouth. These combine some of the best features of dentures, and of dental implants. Their are several great dentist in Dallas or Houston that can handle thing for you.


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