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Are you about to improve your oral health with a bone grafting treatment in Everett, Washington? If so, Dr. Shuichi Yamaguchi and our team are happy to give you some information so you can better understand the treatment!

Bone grafting involves the restoration of jaw bone to allow for a better oral health and the placement of implants. However, because each smile is different, there are different types of bone grafts used for each situation. The four different types of bone grafts include:

Autogenous Bone Graft: This bone graft involves moving bone from one area of the patient’s body to another. This is the most ideal type of bone graft because the bone that is transplanted is living and it enhances bone growth. Because this graft has no immune reaction, it has the best success rate.

Allograft Bone Graft: This bone graft involves the use of donated bone from a human donor. To make sure it’s safe to transplant, the bone is tested by many different treatment sequences.

Xenograft Bone Graft: This bone graft involves the use of bone that is derived from another species, usually a cow. For the best results possible, the bone is processed at extremely high temperatures to eliminate the risks of immune rejection and contamination.

Alloplastic Bone Graft: This bone graft involves the use of synthetic bone, which is generally made up of hydroxyapatite and bioactive glass. This graft is frequently used because of its osteoconduction, hardness, and acceptability by bone.

Our 19th Avenue Dental team care about you and your oral health, and we want you to be as educated as possible. So, if you have any questions or if you’re interested in knowing more about the bone grafting treatment, please feel free to call 425-385-8130 today. We are happy to help you!