OsteoLife’s bone is mineralized freeze-dried bone (FDBA) available in the optimal particle size (125-850 microns) for ridge preservation treatment. OsteoLife bone is available for sale in twelve 1cc bottles and has the advantage of long-term storage capacity at room temperatures, easy viewing of the graft, and reduced or decreased antigenicity of the tissue.
Strong bones are required to support dental implants and to enable the process of osseointegration. If the bone lacks height or width either because of wearing out of bones or a traumatic injury, then bone grafts are used in a process called bone augmentation.
The bone may lack height or width because of any of the following reasons:
- Missing teeth: If the patient has been edentulous (toothless) for a long time, bone absorption accrues gradually.
- Trauma: Any accident that causes bone loss.
- Periodontal disease: Infection may affect bone mass.
- Genetics: Inheriting a specific jaw bone anatomy.
Today, bone grafting procedures have become a fundamental part of implant reconstruction because most implant candidates fall into one of the above categories. In many circumstances, a possible implant site in the upper or lower jaw does not offer enough bone volume or quantity to accommodate an implant of proper size or in the proper place. This is usually a result of bone resorption that has taken place since one or more teeth (if not all) were lost. Bone Grafting procedures usually try to re-establish bone dimension, which was lost due to resorption.
In the past the lack of bone posed a considerable problem and made implant placement impossible. Today, however, we have the ability to regenerate bone where needed. This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, it also gives us a chance to restore the esthetic appearance and functionality. A bone graft makes it convenient to place a dental implant. Without strong bone beneath, dental implants cannot be held securely, hence bone grafts are used. Before bone grafting processes were used, a person who had insufficient bone structure would automatically be disqualified for bone implants and had to use dentures instead. But dental implants have inarguable advantages over dentures, and bone grafts help you have implants, irrespective of the state of your bone structure. When one loses a tooth, as in an extraction, the surrounding bone collapses. To preserve this bone for future implant placement or for esthetics, a bone graft is used. OsteoLife bone offers this opportunity for dentists to provide better quality dentistry to patients needing bone grafting.
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