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If you’re about to restore your oral health with a bone grafting treatment in New City, New York, then Dr. Robert Marder and our team want to share a little bit of information with you so you can better understand the treatment.

Each smile is different, which means one technique won’t be successful with every smile. This is why there are four different bone grafts used in a bone grafting treatment. The four different grafts available include:

Autogenous Bone Graft: This bone graft involves transplanting bone from one area of the patient’s body to another. This is the most ideal type of graft because the bone is living tissue and it enhances bone growth. This type of graft has no immune reaction, which gives it the best success rate.

Allograft Bone Graft: This bone graft involves the use of bone that is donated by another human. Generally, the bone is taken from a cadaver and it undergoes many different treatment sequences to make sure it is safe for transplant.

Xenograft Bone Graft: This bone graft involves the use of bovine bone, which is also known as cow bone. This is a popular treatment that makes it possible to avoid traumatic and expensive secondary surgery.

Alloplastic Bone Graft: This bone graft involves the use of synthetic bone. The bone is generally created with hydroxyapatite, which is a naturally occurring mineral that is found in bone. It can also be made of bioactive glass. This type of graft is commonly used because of its hardness and acceptability by bone.

Depending on your oral health and the way your smile and body react to treatment, your periodontist will choose the best graft for you and your oral health. If you have any questions or if you would like to learn more, please call Robert W Marder DMD, PLLC at 212-265-8291 and schedule an appointment. We are more than happy to help you!