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What if you need a bone grafts? Will they cut a piece from your body?

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Dr. William Dapper
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

There are other options: allografts, xenografts and synthetics.
All are basically 'bone in a bottle". Experienced surgeons know when where and how to use them with great success.

In brief: Not necessarily

There are other options: allografts, xenografts and synthetics.
All are basically 'bone in a bottle". Experienced surgeons know when where and how to use them with great success.
Dr. William Dapper
Dr. William Dapper
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

If there is an appropriate site for self donation of bone (autograft) it can be done.
Otherwise, an allograft can be used (from a donor).

In brief: Depends

If there is an appropriate site for self donation of bone (autograft) it can be done.
Otherwise, an allograft can be used (from a donor).
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Not necessary

Todays technology provides a lot of choices now.
Often a bone graft from your own body is not necessary. Ask your doctor about cadaver, synthetic, cow and bone morphogenic protein.

In brief: Not necessary

Todays technology provides a lot of choices now.
Often a bone graft from your own body is not necessary. Ask your doctor about cadaver, synthetic, cow and bone morphogenic protein.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Bone graft

Bone graft that comes from you is referred to as autograft.
We commonly use bone graft from a donor, called allograft. Depending on the situation, either can be effective. Speak to your doctor about your options.

In brief: Bone graft

Bone graft that comes from you is referred to as autograft.
We commonly use bone graft from a donor, called allograft. Depending on the situation, either can be effective. Speak to your doctor about your options.
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
Dr. Shawn Hennigan
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