Periodontitis versus parodontosis

There are still dental professionals who use the old and wrong name for a periodontal disease – parodontosis. The correct name is periodontitis. – In former times bacteria couldn´t be proven because of wrong techniques-this was called parodontosis. In the last 25 years it is known that inflammation of the periodontum is caused by bacteria, […]

Gums as a reflection of our overall health!?

Gums as a reflection of our overall health? YES AND NO! Over and over again we read scientific and non scientific journals about vitamin deficiency and the consequences from it. As a result many people choose to take homeopathic medicine –a mistake most of the time! – 99% of gum diseases are attributed to plaque […]

Most common reasons for periodontitis

  – – – – – – – Most common reasons for periodontitis The most common reasons of pariodontitis are: Plaque accumulation due to poor oral hygiene, overhang restorations, ill fitting crowns Malocclusion Stress      Smoking Systemic disease such as diabetes, adverse pregnancy outcomes Fortunately all these factors are easily controlled by; Optimizing tooth brushing, by […]

Oral Rinses – are they useful in the menagement if Periodontitis?

 Is an oral rinse beneficial for patients with periodontitis? YES! An oral rinse is a useful purchase, unfortunately some doctors think it is not useful-with the argument that bacteria leaks into the periodontal pockets. That is incorrect for two main reasons; The bacteria moves only due to extensions Bacteria are harmless on their own. They are destructive only in mature plaque, causing a cavity or a […]

Periodontitis and saliva test-is it useful?

Periodontitis-saliva test? Yes and no! Our last discussion was about lasers, today we want to inform you about the saliva test. It is a common practice for some dental professionals to require that the patients with periodontal disease to undergo expensive saliva test prior to their therapy.    Congratulations! Now the patient knows that there […]

Dental bone grafts

Posted by Dental News Team am 20, Oct - 2009

What is the best type of bone to use in reconstruction?

bonematerial1If parodontitis goes untreated for a long time, or teeth are lost and not replaced, then bone starts to recede. And once it is time for a dental implant, there may not be enough bone matter available to support the implant.

Fortunately, there are various materials available to reconstruct bone, but which one of them is the best?

A rule of thumb is that the more similar replacement bone is to human bone, the better it heals. The best bone to use is the patient’s own – as long as the chunk of bone used does not exceed a specific size – you can find out more on that here.

From a certain size onwards it is better to use purified replacement bone, ideally human bone, or animal bone, for example from cattle. Bone substitutes can also be produced, e.g. from algae. Synthetic bone takes the longest to heal, although research is still being done on the subject.

It does not help to infuse bone from a donor with your own cells.

It is much more effective to mix replacement bone with your own blood – this is usually enough, and facilitates absorption during an operation, but it is unclear whether it helps healing.

There are many studies on this topic, but they are often poorly structured and do not observe evidence-based medical guidelines. Moreover, many of the materials used to replace bone are distributed by doctors themselves, and they all have their favorites, so it is hard to remain objective!

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  1. […] other materials. As you may have read in the various articles we have written on the subject of „Bone reconstruction“ human bone heals much better than artificial products. […]

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