Bone Grafting Material
What Types of Bone Grafting Material Are Available?
In this video, Zachary Teach, an experienced dentist in Buffalo explains the types of bone grafting material we currently utilize in our office. If you have questions, or would like to schedule your first dental appointment, please contact us today.
There are two different types of bone grafts: an autograft and an allograft. In an autograft, the patient’s own bone is used, and allografts use bone from an external source, such as a cadaver, a cow, or a pig. We prefer to perform allografts because autografts require a second surgical site, and this usually creates a lot more trauma for the patient.
Do you have further questions about the material used? Contact our dentist in Buffalo today, to schedule a consultation. We have been in private practice serving Buffalo and the Southtowns community in Buffalo for nearly 40 years, and welcome the opportunity to put a smile on your face.