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Bone grafts are used to fortify areas where the natural bone is compromised or not sufficient to sustain restoration. Common causes of compromised bone include periodontal disease or loss of teeth.
If the dentist determines that the site of a planned implant requires additional bone mass he or she may recommend a bone graft either prior to or in conjunction with the implant placement. Bone grafts may use autologous (the patient's own) bone or an alloplastic or allogeneic bone substitute.
Dental specialists in oral and maxillofacial surgery commonly use bone grafting techniques as part of reconstructive and orthognathic surgical procedures, often harvesting a thin slice of bone from the patient's hip, rib or skull to aid in filling large gaps in the mandibular or maxillary jawbones.
Mass General Dental Group – Boston
Click here for directions to our Boston dental center, which is located about three blocks from the main hospital (adjacent to Whole Foods). Visitors should select '165 Cambridge Street' on the hospital map page.
Endicott Medical Offices 104 Endicott Street Suite 101 Danvers, MA 01923
Phone: 978-882-6600 Fax: 978-882-6677
Public Transportation Access: yes Disabled Access: yes
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If you would like to schedule an appointment at either our Boston or Danvers practice, please call the appropriate number above.
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