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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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How to Find Superior Bone Grafting Material

Looking for outstanding bone grafting material, and wondering how to choose? There are, after all, several competing national brands for grafting materials, and generally speaking they all meet the standard guidelines for sterility, purity, bioavailability and so on.

One thing that may help is to look closely at each vendor and determine whether they work exclusively in dental surgery supplies or not. At Surgikor, we are proud to offer not just allograft and cortical cancellous bone grafts, but a wide variety of dental instruments such as sinus lift instruments, scalpels, drills and more.

Dental surgery is our stock in trade. That means that every time you order bone grafting material from Surgikor, you are working with a dedicated expert in the field you know best.

To learn more about our selection of bone grafting kits, including pericardium and collagen products, contact us today.

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Pericardium Products for Your Dental Practice

Creating a stable site for dental surgery is a job for which pericardium is uniquely well-suited. As a strong, secure, pliant and sterile scaffold for bone grafting materials, pericardium helps dental professionals sculpt bone regeneration sites that can withstand many months of healing.

At Surgikor, we offer the finest pericardium products in California, vetted and tested by our vendors to ensure that every membrane meets the highest standards. These products are biocompatible and naturally absorbable, helping to ensure that postoperative care goes smoothly, and that few procedures ever require revision.

To learn more about Heli products such as HeliMend, HeliCote and HeliTape, feel free to browse our wide selection of dental surgery membranes here.

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Bone Grafting Material for Dental Surgery

Here at Surgikor, we take pride in a vast selection of bone grafting material to suit a variety of dental surgery procedures. Our products meet or exceed the most demanding standards in allograft and synthetic bone graft material, and we consistently include useful documentation for dental professionals nationwide.

Our bone grafting materials run the gamut from cortical and cancellous bone grafts, to demineralized and Nanogen bone grafts. Add in supplementary materials such as HeliMend and HeliCote membranes, and you have everything you need to perform precision dental surgery.

If you are seeking dental instruments for use in implant surgery and other procedures, you won’t find a more comprehensive and complete collection of materials, grafts, membranes and tools. Click here to begin your search today.

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Cortical and Cancellous Bone Grafts Explained

The Web is full of good resources about the science of bone grafting materials, giving dental professionals access to some strong writing about the various advantages and pitfalls of different materials.

This recent piece from the Cleveland Clinic Foundation offers a nice side-by-side look at cortical and cancellous bone grafts:

Bone grafts can also be classified according to their structural anatomy: cortical or cancellous. Cortical bone has fewer osteoblasts and osteocytes, less surface area per unit weight, and contributes a barrier to vascular ingrowth and remodeling compared with cancellous bone. The advantage of cortical bone is its superior structural strength.

The initial remodeling response to cortical bone is resorptive as osteoclastic activity predominates. Cortical grafts progressively weaken with time because of this bone resorption as well as slow, incomplete remodeling. Conversely, cancellous bone becomes progressively stronger because of its ability to induce early, rapid, new bone formation.

Whether a dental clinician opts for cortical allografts or cancellous allografts is largely a matter of individual history, prognosis and presentation.

At Surgikor, we proudly offer the industry standard in cortical cancellous bone grafting materials in a variety of types. Feel free to browse our catalog for the complete selection today.

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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 New York Times on the Benefits of Dental Implants

A recent piece in the New York Times discussed the various economic roadblocks faced by many people in search of long-lasting dental care. Among other things, the article also addressed the myriad benefits of dental implants:

Implants are an economic impossibility for some patients, said Beth Truett, chief executive of Oral Health America. But, “If they can afford it, they are a great solution to maintaining not only that tooth, but the teeth around it.” A full set of teeth for an adult is 28 (32 if you still have your wisdom teeth), and you should have at least 22 teeth to eat properly, she said. Once a tooth is lost, nearby teeth bear additional strain and it gets more difficult to chew; that leads to a cycle of poor nutrition and further tooth loss, she said.

This is precisely the reason why dental implants remain a swift business for many dental surgeons: they remain an indispensable element of good overall health:

Patients who are in their 80s, but who are fit and have a healthy lifestyle, can benefit from technologically advanced dental care “because it is estimated that they will have another 10-15 years of life span,” Helena Tapias-Perdigón, an assistant professor at the Baylor College of Dentistry at Texas A&M Health Science Center, said in an email.

Here at Surgikor, we offer a full suite of products to keep your practice up to date with the latest techniques, technologies and materials, including:

Feel free to browse the full catalog here, and don’t hesitate to contact our experts if you have any questions. As more and more people come under the protection of good insurance, the market for dental implants is only going to grow.