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Bone Grafts Ask The Dentist Edward Brant Question:
Are there no NON animal tissues my wife could use for her bone graft in her jaw?

She does not believe in using animal products for anything (yes, she is a Vegan, not me, but she is) and is in much pain from her jaw being in need of some fixing, but won't do the surgery if an animal was harmed to help her (this includes the human animal).

ANY suggestions would be absolutely appreciated. ...Visitor from CA

Answer:
The best bone for performing bone grafts in the oral cavity is chin bone... donated by the patient.

It has the highest success rate and is the prefered choice for achieving optimal healing and osseointegration success, compared to all other graft types and sources (hip, cadaver, irradiated bone, bovine, etc).

Chin bone (and ramus) possess cellular characteristics that are nearly identical to the bone characteristics anywhere along a patient's jaw bone. This cannot be said of hip bone or irradiated cadaver and bovine bone.

The closer the match of cellular characteristics and blood flow, the greater the success of a healty graft procedure that osseointegrates well and solidly, which is critical for implant success.

There are videos of this procedure on the website.

Edward Brant, DDS, MS
Reconstructive Periodontist
447 Lake Avenue
St James, NY 11780
(631) 584-4395

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