Dr. José F. Lázaro has developed an expertise throughout the years of practice developing attention to detail Bone grafting technique and thru extensive Continuing Dental Education.
In order to be able to place Implants, it is important to have good bone in a vertical and width dimensions. By placing a bone graft in the area immediately after the extraction where the tooth was removed, it maintains and rebuilds the area in a very reliable and predictable manner with a good long-term result for the placement of a Dental Implant.
There are different types of Bone Grafting materials used at Pinellas Oral Surgery and Implant Center:
- Autologous Bone
Autologous bone: This is the gold standard in bone grafting. It provides excellent healing for the grafted area. It does repair a second surgical site. This bone can be obtained from the upper and lower jaw.
Allograft: It is defined as processed sterile bone from another person. Dr. Lázaro uses this type of bone because it is safe, ready to use and available in large amounts. It does not require a second surgical site and it is cost effective and predictable. Basically, the patient’s body will utilize this type of bone as a scaffold and matrix to form new bone. This bone will allow for the growth of the patient’s own bone. Dr. Lázaro believes on the security of this bone, that he has even use it in its own son.
Xenograft: This is a type of bone that is derived from an animal. Usually, it is bovine bone. Animal product have been extensively used in the Medical and Dental field for decades with excellent results.
Dr. Lázaro utilizes this type of bone when short- and long-term stability of the growth material is needed. The procurement of the graft from animals occurs in extremely sterile conditions and from selected animals.
It may be necessary for your oral surgeon to remove damaged teeth in preparation for dental implants. Oral surgery may be required to address problems related to the jaw, for example uneven growth of the upper and lower jaws or for Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) issues.