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If you’re about to improve your oral health with a bone grafting treatment in Geneva, Illinois, then it’s time to do your research and find out a little more about the different types of bone grafts available. To give you the information you need, our Fox River Periodontics, PC team is happy to tell you all about these four different types of bone grafts:

-Autogenous Bone Graft: This bone graft involves moving bone from one area of the patient’s body to another. This is the most ideal type of bone graft because the bone that is transplanted is living and it enhances bone growth. Because this graft has no immune reaction, it has the best success rate.

-Allograft Bone Graft: This bone graft involves the use of donated bone from another human body. To ensure success, the bone is tested in many different treatment sequences to render it safe for use.

-Xenograft Bone Graft: This bone graft involves the use of bovine bone, which is cow bone. For the best results possible, the bone is processed at very high temperatures to avoid immune rejection and contamination. This graft is beneficial because it does not require a second procedure to harvest living bone.

-Alloplastic Bone Graft: This bone graft involves the use of synthetic bone. This bone is generally made of hydroxyapatite and bioactive glass. It provides osteoconduction and hardness and it is acceptable by natural bone.

To learn more about the bone grafting process and treatment, please call 630-232-7400 today and talk to your periodontist, Dr. Kamy Noruzi, or a member of our friendly team. We are also happy to tell you all about how to prepare for the treatment and how to recover from it as well. We look forward to talking with you!