Q: My doctor wants to place bone grafts after he pulls some teeth before he puts in my implants. When I look online, I see so many choices of materials, including bovine (cow) grafts. What is best? Daniel P. in Boca Raton
A: An “utterly” complex question, but I will “moooove” on to thoroughly respond, “Until the cows come home”. (I’m really “milking” this one for all it’s worth. Sorry Mr. and Mrs. “Holstein”.)
I have tried every type of bone graft known to man (and known to lesser men, like my brother in-law.) Autogenous grafts are from “you”, which requires cutting another hole in. Allografts are taken from cadavers. Alloplastic/Synthetic grafts are artificial “sawdust-like” packing materials. Xenografts are from non-human species, like the cow, as in “bovine” grafts. These are my favorite to date as they are 100% safe and in four months time, solid bone grows making you ready to place your implants. One example is Healos, a mixture of bovine collagen and minerals. For free info on Healos, contact us or attend our next seminar.
Editor’s Note: Dr. Mitchell Josephs will be giving his latest FREE seminar to the public: “ Teeth for Life III”, on Friday November1st at 10:00 am at the Double Tree Hotel on PGA Blvd in Palm Beach Gardens. Topics include hi-tech tooth bleaching, implants and bone grafts, cosmetic veneers, complex crown and bridgework and how to choose a dental office. Free copies of his latest book will be given to all attendees. Seating is limited; reservations required. Only 29 seats remain. Call today: 561-832-2917. For a preview video of the seminar, drop us an email.
Dr. Mitchell Josephs practices Implant Cosmetic and General Dentistry and hosts “Tooth Talk” on WBZT AM123.0 Dr. Josephs is on staff at West Palm Hospital (Formerly Columbia Hospital) and is a Faculty Advisory Board member at McGill University’s Faculty of Dentistry and completed his residency at Manhattan’s Beth Israel Medical Center and Mt. Sinai Hospital.
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