What is a bone graft?
Bone graft (bone powder) is material in the form of particles obtained from various sources. These can be of human origin (autogenous), animal origin or synthetic. Autogenous grafts have the highest success rate. Since autogenous grafts obtained from the jawbone or from different regions during the procedure are obtained from the person himself, a much faster recovery is provided.
Why is bone graft used?
It is a method used when implant treatment cannot be performed due to bone deficiency. If there is bone loss due to the presence of infection in the extracted tooth, if there is not enough bone and density for any reason, grafting is applied. It is applied in sinus lifting procedures, losses due to cyst formation, to create good bone level during the placement of the implant. The cells contained in bone grafts trigger bone formation and density. This is called bone augmentation.