The cancellous bone graft remains one of the best ways to regenerate bones while allowing the body to accept a foreign object completely. The only complication with this procedure is a lot of people are not aware of specific intricate terms and issues that may arise, including blood loss, infections, and morbidity, following an incorrect procedure. A cancellous bone graft presents several different structures procedures, so we must go through the following basic lessons on bone grafting benefits or the bone harvesting purpose.
An overview of autogenous bone harvesting and grafting
You probably already know or hear about bone grafts in dental practices, but you do not have the details of how they work. Bone grafts are routine dental procedures that aren’t quite as scary as they sound. The dentist will use bone grafts when one does not have enough natural bones to support implants due to a deficiency in developmental elements, gum illness, trauma, or the space after removing a tooth. The surgical procedure will usually involve repairing or rebuilding the bones by transplanting tissue that allows for the growth of teeth.
The particular bone graft procedure always depends on the individual case, meaning the specialist will use a unique combination of materials to encourage bone growth. We recommend that you seek treatment for dental or facial issues as soon as possible because the bone loss will continue to occur for as long as you have a missing tooth or bone structure.
Overview of bone substitutes
A bone substitute is an organic element that encourages bone filling or healing because the natural bone grows and molds itself on the original spot. The substitute will always vary depending on the bioactive compounds, with the same objective of allowing compatible healing.
In the past, the most common bone filling material is calcium phosphate, which includes bioactive compounds to trigger bone regeneration.
The best way to understand this term is to break it down to its most straightforward format. Ortho refers to joints, bones, tendons, and muscles, while biologics refers to the natural process of healing orthopedic tissues. So, orthobiologics are naturally occurring materials in the body that support the growth and regeneration of ligaments, bones, joints, and musculoskeletal tissues. The standard materials comprising orthobiologics include proteins, complex carbs, glycoproteins, and cells.
Who needs orthobiolgics?
Many different scenarios would need this treatment, including the following:
- Healing from a bone injury such as a neck or arm fracture from an accident that will not go away on its own
- Inability to heal from a significant tear of a ligament or tendon, which means you need an external patch to accelerate the healing process
Orthobiologics is a standard treatment because it is minimally invasive and can replace a lot of different substances in tissues when the doctor injects the materials onto and around the area.
Why should you care about all of the above?
We have developed some devices and technologies that are the future of bone medicine and think you will benefit by incorporating them into your practice. Check out the platform for more descriptions on bone graft types, and contact us online to book a consultation.