Do We Use The Same Bone Grafting Material Everywhere?

As an oral surgeon, I want to share with you a question I often get asked, “Do you use the same bone graft material everywhere?” Well no, the answer is we don’t. I specifically picked the bone graft material that suited best for that area, in fact I think of bone graft material like a building material or an adhesive or anything you use in construction. There is a purpose for every material in a specific place. You wouldn’t use glue or grout in the same places, they’re completely different things. So based upon what we’re trying to do, we want to pick a material that’s suited for that function and that purpose and therefore we have to keep an array of bone graft materials available in our office so that based upon what your situation is we can make the right choice so we’re using the right material to get us the right result.