What is bone grafting?
These bone graft products contain an organic compound that enters your bone-producing cells (osteoblasts) to make them productive. This compound is essential in the role of bone formation and without it, natural bone will not form. The compound already exists in the body, but because our bodies lack adequate amounts of it to regenerate enough new bone, your dentist would have to to place our bone graft in the affected area. Since the bone that will form is new, it will be stronger, healthier, and more vital.
The Science behind it!
SteinerBio bone graft products are designed to regenerate healthy vital bone that is capable of supporting a dental implant for a lifetime. SteinerBio bone graft products do not contain human or animal products and have been cleared by the FDA for implant placement, unlike human cadaver bone grafts (allograft). Also, unlike allografts, our synthetic bone graft products safely regenerate your own bone tissue. These grafts have been categorized by the FDA as both a medical device and a drug. In fact, the FDA allows to claim that our grafts stimulate osteogenesis, or true bone regeneration. Additionally, our grafts are expressly cleared by the FDA for implant placement.
Why is bone graft needed?
When a tooth is removed, bone in the socket is exposed to the oral environment and is filled with bacteria. To prevent the bone from being infected, our bodies produce an inflammatory response. The extraction socket begins to fill with a gelatinous fibrin clot that is packed with inflammatory cells sent to the area by your body to fight infection. If infection is warded off, your gums will slowly grow over the fibrin clot and the clot is converted into a very dense fibrous tissue. This fibrous tissue is very slowly replaced with bone over a period of months. However, because the bone is left exposed to heal on its own without the aid of a bone graft, the body reacts with an intense inflammatory reaction, resulting in a significant amount of bone loss during the healing process.
The Different Bone Graft Materials:
- Xenografts: Grafting using bone of a pig or cow.
- Allografts: Grafting using bone of a human
- Alloplast: Grafting using dual phase calcium phosphate based synthetic bone graft material.
The Problem with non synthetic bone grafts:
Xenografts as well as Allografts have some dangers that come when used for bone grafting. The number one concern with both is disease transmission. Not all bone grafting can be properly disinfected and it puts the patient at risk of diseases such as PERVS, HIV, and Hepatitis. Another concern would be sinus and maxillary bone pathoses as well of rejection of the donor tissue from the patients immune system.
The Success of Steiner!
With synthetic bone grafting, it is made in a lab and can be properly disinfected before placed in the patient. It has an organic compound that enters your bone producing cells as soon as the extracted tooth is removed and the graft is inserted into the socket. Steiner Bone Grafting is fully resorbed and replaces your own bone completely. Dr. Wiele has been placing synthetic bone grafting for years and believes that it is a successful component in preventing dry socket, failed implant placement and preserving the integrity and life of your bone no matter what age.
Either New Patient or Established, Wiele Dental Associates can help you reach your dental goals without losing the sight of a whole body approach and clean and safe materials.