The material used for a bone grafting procedure is determined by several factors and varies from case to case. Large defects are generally repaired using the patient's own bone. If our oral surgeons determine that this is the best course of action in your individual case, the graft will be harvested from your jaw, skull, hip, or lateral knee, depending on the amount of bone needed for the graft.
Major bone grafts are typically performed to repair defects of the jaw that result from traumatic injuries, tumor surgery, or congenital defects. In other cases, bone from cadavers or synthetic materials may be used for the graft. Additionally, bone morphogenic protein (BMP) can be used to stimulate the formation of new bone. This product can be used in lieu of grafting a patient's own bone, avoiding a donor site, and providing the best possible bone for implants.