Posts Tagged ‘ bone grafting ’

rh BMP-2 VERSUS PRGF FOR SINUS LIFT GRAFTS

The use of Bone Morphogenetic Protein (recombinant human bone morphogenetic protein-2 = rhBMP-2) as a bone induction technique (to gain new bone) has been an accepted and effective technique for many years. (J Oral Maxillofac Surg 74:928-939, 2016). The main limiting factor over the years has been the cost of the materials which is quite […]

RAP – RAPID ACCELERATORY PHENOMEN0N, CORTICOTOMIES, AND ORTHODONTIC CARE

A “corticotomy” refers to a procedure where we make cuts in the bone to disrupt the outer (cortical) bone layer in the area of the tooth roots to cause the release of reparative factors from the bone and tissues. These factors signal the bone and surrounding teeth to heal, but it has been found that […]

IMMEDIATE BONE GRAFTING OF WISDOM TOOTH SOCKETS

I have reported a number of times in the past how holding onto your third molar teeth leads to problems including periodontal disease on the adjacent teeth and can lead to bone loss on those teeth. In a recent article, the authors showed a procedure where they preemptively grafted the third molar sockets right at […]

HISTORY OF BONE GRAFTING

When I first came into oral and maxillofacial surgery, we were involved in a great amount of experimentation with many materials for bone grafting. Bone transfer grafts involved the use of ribs, hip bone, tibia and particulate bone grafts. We grafted blocks of ceramic (hydroxylapatite-solid and porous). We tried to get the body to induce […]

SUCCESSFUL BONE GRAFTING – IT’S ALL ABOUT OXYGEN

Bone Grafting Experts in Racine When tissues are starved for oxygen (ischemia) there is increased pain. When tissues don’t receive oxygen, they die. Angiogenesis is a term that describes the formation of blood vessels. We use the term a lot when talking about healing after bone grafting. When we place a graft, such as a […]

Bone Grafting Recovery Tips

Dental Bone Grafting Material consists of many small particles. It’s not uncommon to find some small granules inside your mouth for several days after you receive bone grafting treatment. While it is normal to have some of these Bone Grafting Materials come out of the graft area, there are a few things that you can do to […]

Bone Grafting – Introducing PRGF

Let’s face it, there’s more to a pretty smile than nice teeth. Healthy bones are an essential component in maintaining a camera-perfect smile. At Wagner Oral Surgery and Dental Implant Specialists, we understand that not everyone has perfect oral health. Dental implants and bone grafting are excellent solutions for an imperfect smile. If you’re ready […]