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Portland Oral and Facial Surgery: Bone Grafting for Dental Implants

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At Portland Oral and Facial Surgery, we are dedicated to providing comprehensive dental solutions tailored to each individual’s needs. For patients who require additional support for their dental implants, we offer exceptional bone grafting services. These procedures create a robust foundation for your new smile by promoting bone growth and density in the jaw.

Understanding Bone Grafting

Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that rebuilds the jawbone to adequately support dental implants. It’s often necessary when the jawbone is too thin or soft to hold an implant in place. The graft may come from a variety of sources, and we offer several options to cater to each patient’s unique situation.

Donated Bone (Allograft)

Allograft involves using bone donated from another individual, usually sourced from a bone bank. This bone undergoes rigorous screening and sterilization processes to ensure its safety. Allografts are a good option for patients who may not have sufficient bone available for harvesting or who prefer to avoid a second surgical site.
Benefits of allografts include:
  • No need for a second surgery site: Since the bone isn’t harvested from your body, there’s no need to create an additional surgical wound.
  • Lower risk of complications: Allografts have been treated to eliminate any potential for disease transmission.

Your Own Bone (Autogenous Bone Graft)

Autogenous bone grafts involve harvesting bone from another area of your body—commonly the chin or back part of the lower jaw—and grafting it onto your jawbone. This option provides the best compatibility and integration since the graft material is your own living bone.
Benefits of autogenous grafts include:
  • Excellent integration: As your own bone is used, the graft usually integrates very well.
  • Promotes natural bone growth: The transplanted bone can stimulate your body’s natural bone growth mechanisms.

Platelet Rich Fibrin (PRF)

PRF is a cutting-edge technology in bone grafting. It involves using your own blood, processed to concentrate the platelets and fibrin, known for their healing properties. PRF accelerates healing, promotes bone growth, and reduces the risk of complications.
Benefits of PRF include:
  • Speeds up healing: PRF can significantly reduce recovery time after bone grafting.
  • Natural and safe: As PRF is made from your own blood, it’s completely natural and poses no risk of disease transmission.
At Portland Oral and Facial Surgery, we strive to provide the best care possible for every patient. Our team will guide you through each step of your journey, from determining the best type of bone grafting for your needs to post-operative care. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.