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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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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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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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Better Cortical Cancellous Bone Grafts

At Surgikor, we place a premium on cancellous bone grafting material that meets the very highest standards – and offers your practice the lowest possible price.

This quick primer gives you all the information you need to understand and explain the biology behind cancellous bone grafts, beginning with a definition of cancellous bone, which is the spongier tissue inside the ends of most adult long bones:

The structure of the cancellous bone can be likened to a honeycomb that consists of interconnecting spaces containing the bone marrow. […] The marrow of cancellous bone tissue supplies osteoprogenitor cells that help in the formation and growth of new bone. Thus, bone grafts composed of cancellous bone are sometimes used in grafting procedures to promote osteogenesis.

Cancellous bone tissue is essential to many procedures in dental surgery which require the growth of new bone tissue. To learn more about our allograft bone grafts and the details of cortical cancellous materials for use in your practice, contact the dental surgery experts today.

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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.