Bone Grafting FAQ

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will provide you with the best possible outcome for your bone graft treatment.

Bone loss after tooth loss or extraction can dramatically alter facial features

What is bone grafting ?

After bone grafting performed by Brener Clinic

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Bone grafting is a process designed specifically to regenerate and replace lost bone.

When do I need bone grafting?

Tooth loss can cause bone deterioration within a short period of time. Bone grafting is designed specifically to replace lost bone. Growing new and healthy bone provides the necessary support for dental implants. Your suitability for receiving dental implants depends on the condition of your existing bone and needs to be determined on an individual basis.


What is a bone graft made from?

Bone grafting techniques and materials have steadily improved

Brener Clinic can harvest your own stem cells to incorporate into the graft material, making a “steaky bone” that is placed alongside the existing bone.


Brener Clinic can also perform highly predictable grafts using bone from certified donor banks. Bone from these donor banks has been used since 1982, with no proven cross contamination of any diseases. Using safe donor banks limits the need to harvest your own bone, markedly reducing surgical time and increasing predictability of a bone graft.


In some circumstances it may be necessary to harvest your own bone. A block of  bone from a person's own chin or side of the lower jaw can be used to fill the missing volume of bone.

What causes bone loss and deterioration?

Bone graft and bone plug placed

Implant placed, after bone graft has matured

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Bone loss can be caused by:

- loss of a tooth or teeth

- localized infection

- gum disease

- trauma

- Some people may have a jawbone that is too narrow or shallow and cannot support an implant. They may also have a missing a portion of bone, a “bony defect”.


In all these cases Brener Clinic uses the latest bone grafting techniques to help restore sufficient bone to support dental implants.

How can I reduce the risk of bone loss?

Replacing lost teeth quickly can reduce the risk of bone loss. If you are not ready for dental implants at the time that your teeth are lost or removed, Brener Clinic may recommend a socket graft procedure to maintain the bone in that area until your implants can be placed.

How long does a bone graft take to heal?

It takes about 3 - 6 months for the bone graft to be incorporated into your own bone by a process called ‘Creeping Substitution’ – like pac-man your bone cells chomp the graft and convert the bone graft constituents into your own bone.

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