Rebuilding and maintaining bone with allograft materials: Grafton DBM and MinerOss

Bone grafting for the dental patient

Most dental bone grafting procedures are done to restore your bone to its original form following tooth loss, gum disease or trauma. It may also be used to maintain its shape after tooth extraction

Restoring and maintaining facial bone structure is important for several reasons. Many dental procedures, such as implant placement, require that the bone be as close to its original dimension and position as possible for optimal results. Also, the jaw and other facial bones support the skin and muscle that are responsible for our outward cosmetic appearance. Without the support of the underlying bone, our faces can look prematurely aged
How does bone grafting work?

During the body’s normal maintenance cycle, specialized cells in the blood continually enter your tissue to remove damaged cells and replace them with new, healthy cells. Grafting procedures place a framework of material in the areas of missing bone into which these cells can enter and start the rebuilding process. Over time your cells will remodel the graft material into your own functioning bone

Where does bone grafting material come from?

Bone grafting material comes from several sources. Autograft bone is material that is taken from another point in the patient’s body and transplanted to the desired site. It is a good graft material since it contains the patient’s own cells, and carries no risk of disease transmission. The chief drawbacks are that it requires a second surgical procedure, and enough harvestable bone may not be easily available

Allograft bone is material that was taken from an organ donor and processed to ensure its safety and improve the handling characteristics. The advantages of allograft bone are that it is available in unlimited quantities and it does not require a second procedure to harvest it. Allograft bone has been well documented in clinical trials, and has an excellent safety record

Allograft bone from Osteotech

Grafton DBM and MinerOss allograft bone that is processed by Osteotech, Inc., the leading supplier of allograft bone to the orthopedic and dental industry. Your doctor may use these products alone or in combination with another grafting material

Osteotech has processed over 650,000 grafts and transplants since 1991 with no confirmed report of viral transmission. They only utilize donor bone harvested by tissue banks accredited by the American Association of Tissue Banks (AATB). All processing is done under strict regulations and guidelines as set by the AATB and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Each donor is extensively screened before the bone is accepted for processing. The donor’s blood and tissues are then tested for a comprehensive array of diseases including Hepatitis B & C, HIV-1 and HIV-2. The bone then undergoes proprietary processing procedures that have been shown to deactivate viruses. It is then packaged into sterile, single-patient doses that are ready for implantation to help the body regrow bone

Benefits of allograft bone

No second surgical (harvest) site

Available in vast quantities

Clinically proven effectiveness

Great track record of safety




Bone Grafting:Before

Cross-section of a jaw that has lost volume
following tooth loss. There is not enough
bone to safely place a dental implant

Bone Grafting: DuringHealing

The patient’s cells migrate into the graft and
remodel it into new bone. Over time host bone
will completely replace the allograft material

Bone Grafting: After

Restored jaw now has adequate room for
placement of a dental implant to
replace the missing tooth

Talk to your doctor

Every patient is different and patient results may vary. Only a trained clinician can determine the best treatment plan for you. Please ask your doctor to explain the benefits and risks to see if allograft bone from Osteotech is right for you

Unique Advantages

Minimum Pain

Minimum Bleeding

Fast recovery, No side effects.

Unrivalled laser drilling speeds

Higher precision and selectiveness

Quicker and simpler procedures

Greater patient comfort and satisfaction

Unlimited dental and aesthetic treatment options

Unmatched treatment management options

Automatic Sterilization