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Bone Grafts Ask The Dentist Richard Winter Question:
Securing Bone Grafts: I would like to know what exactly holds a bovine xenograft in position while it blends with my regular bone tissue after extraction and the removal of infection.

Is it simply the placement of the sutures? ...Visitor from NY

Answer:
Bone grafts can be held in with membranes, bone tacks or sutures.

The closure of the skin over the graft is designed to keep the grafting material in place. The size and position of the graft determine how it is to be retained.

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Richard Winter, DDS MAGD
Winter Dental Associates
Hampton Dental Associates
5323 W. Hampton Avenue
Milwaukee Wisconsin WI 53218
(414) 464-9021

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