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Understanding Allograft Bone Grafts for Dental Surgery

Dental surgery involves a number of biological systems, from the bone and gums to the mucosa and muscles. Maintaining a sterile and stable work environment during procedures such as dental implantology can be a challenge without the proper materials in place. Bone grafting materials are essential to dental implant procedures for precisely this reason: they provide stability where it is sorely needed.

It is widely known that tooth loss can lead to bone loss. Dental implants require a sound base for drilling and implanting, which is why bone grafting materials may be required to set the staging area for the procedure. Different grafting materials have different properties, offering various levels of rigidity and porousness. Properly matching the graft to the job requires advanced training in the mechanics of dental implantology.

Allograft bone grafting materials are a common substance of choice for dental surgeons. These powdered products offer broad versatility in both shaping and packing, giving patients the best chance at increasing their strength and ingrowth before, during, and after the procedure.

Our allograft bone grafts give you the industry standard for quality and consistency. If your dental practice wants to supply patients with superior materials that will last a lifetime, Surgikor bone grafting materials are your best bet. Start here to order your own supply today.

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Why Allograft Dental Grafts Work

Sometimes it is valuable to highlight scientific studies that underscore the value of our products, even if they may be technical in nature.

This is one of those times. If you are an oral surgeon or an expert in dental implant procedures, you should be able to follow this article. If not, you just can skip to the abstract, which describes a clear success rate for allograft materials in a variety of approaches for maxillary reconstruction:

The patients were submitted to reconstruction of maxilla, using allogeneic bone grafts, in 3 different techniques: onlay grafts for lateral ridge augmentation, onlay and particulate bone for sinus lift grafting, and particulate alone for sinus lift grafts. Clinical and radiographic control was done at the postoperative phase for at least 8 months, until the patient could be submitted to the installation of dental implants. The results showed success in the majority of the cases, and dental implants could be installed. This can be considered an excellent alternative when compared with the use of autogenous grafts; because handling is easier, there is a great amount of material available and a possibility of using local anesthesia, and consequently there is a reduction of patient morbidity.

In English, this means that allografts (also known as allogeneic bone grafts) showed great promise and results in helping to increase bone mass and stability in advance of a dental implant procedures. The success of this particular material is good news, as its ready availability and safety are by now well-established.

If you’d like to secure allograft materials or any other bone grafting material for dental surgery, please visit our online store today.

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Understanding Allograft Dental Bone Grafts

What is an allograft bone graft, and how is it used in dental surgery?

Most professionals are already aware that an allograft is, by definition, a biological substance which comes from another human being. The principal advantage to using an allograft for implant dentistry is that the cells tend to fuse without difficulty to existing bone, promoting further growth and strengthening the surrounding tissues.

Here at Surgikor, we offer bone grafting materials in a variety of forms, including cortical, cancellous, and a mixture of both. We also offer non-allograft materials which originate from bovine tissue and can be used in a variety of external applications.

High quality allograft bone grafts aren’t always cheap, but they have consistently shown themselves to be effective tools in the placement and healing of dental implant sites. To learn more and get your hands on our preferred suite of allograft products, please contact us today.

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Allograft Dental Bone Grafts Require Soft Tissue Expertise

One of the interesting aspects of dental implantology and bone grafting is soft tissue aesthetics and restoration. As dental surgeons gain more expertise in this discipline, patients increasingly expect a seamless look when the procedure is complete.

This recent article addresses some of the remaining milestones in soft tissue technique, and explores the state of the process today. The researchers’ conclusion is appropriately positive, given how far we have come:

Our treatment modalities have evolved from socket compression post-extraction, to socket preservation with an aim to enhance the eventual peri-implant soft tissue . . .With newer research modalities, such as cyto-detachment technology, and cutting-edge bioengineering solutions (possibly a soft-tissue-implant construct) which might be available in the near future for enhancing soft tissue, we are certainly in an exciting era in dentistry.

If you’d like to deliver outstanding results both medically and cosmetically, you’ll need to work with the proper materials. Check here for our industry-leading allograft bone grafting kits, including collagen products, plugs, membranes and more.

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Why Allograft Dental Bone Grafts Are Safe

It is an evergreen question in the field of dental surgery and implantology: are allografts safe?

It’s not hard to imagine why this concern comes up so often; to many people, the notion of receiving tissue from another person sounds like a transplant, even if that tissue is no longer living. Thankfully the answer is both simple and complete, as reported by the CDC:

Both FDBA and DFDBA materials are widely used in periodontal therapy and there are no reports of disease transmission during the 30-year history of using freeze-dried bone allografts. . . . It is important to note . . . that fresh-frozen and fresh allografts are not typically used in periodontal therapy. Also, when using FDBA and DFDBA, the delay in processing ensures adequate time for testing for potential pathogens.

At Surgikor, our bone grafting material and allograft products exceed the highest standards of sterility, selection and consistency. Your patients can rest easier knowing they are receiving the vanguard in dental surgical materials.

To learn more and begin shopping for a safe allograft product today, please visit our online store.

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The Exploding Market for Bone Grafting Material

It has long been known that dental bone grafting has made significant inroads over legacy techniques such as dentures. Bone grafting represents a more permanent approach, with fewer complications and vastly improved convenience.

Now a new report underlines just how quickly this industry is growing:

The global dental bone graft substitutes and other biomaterials market was valued at USD 0.46 billion in 2013 and is expected to grow at a Compounded Annual growth Rate of 10.6% during the forecast period 2014 to 2020 to reach a market value of USD 0.88 billion by 2020.

There has never been a better time to outfit your dental practice to meet this exploding demand.

At Surgikor, we are proud to offer some of the world’s finest bone grafting materials, allograft bone grafts, cortical cancellous bone grafts and more. Check out our full selection to learn more about our popular products. And when you’re ready to purchase, don’t hesitate to ask the dental instrument experts at Surgikor today.

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Dental Implant Inventor Dies

A pioneer in the field of dental implants passed away this month. Dr. Per-Ingvar Branemark died in Sweden from an apparent heart attack at the age of 85.

Renowned for his work in dental surgery, bone grafting materials and dental implantology, Dr. Branemark discovered more or less by accident that the body doesn’t reject titanium as it does most materials. This discovery soon led him to develop the first modern dental implants.

As the New York Times put it, Branemark’s invention has helped many millions of people lead more productive and comfortable lives:

Implants have been a major advance in dentistry, liberating millions of elderly people from painful, ill-fitting dentures, a diet of soft foods and the ignominy of a sneeze that sends false teeth flying out of the mouth.

And the spread of Branemark’s dental anchor system soon led to a new secondary industry for dental materials, including Allograft bone grafts, cortical cancellous bone grafts, collagen products and many more. It wasn’t long before Branemark’s breakthrough was felt throughout all of medicine:

Titanium implants have spread well beyond dentistry: Osseointegration is now used in medical and veterinary applications.

At Surgikor, we proudly offer hundreds of products for use in bone grafts and dental surgery. To get started with some of the finest dental instruments in the nation, visit our shopping pages today.