Procedure Overview

Bone loss is one of the major factors considered in dental rehabilitation.

Changes in the bony dimensions of the jaws can occur due to aging, trauma from an accident, after tumor removal, or after tooth extraction.

There are many materials used for grafting purposes. To date, the data is insufficient to prove the superiority of one material over another. The ideal graft material should remain in place to provide a framework for bone formation and should not resorb quickly. Regardless of the material they fall into one of these categories:

Autogenous bone (bone from self) –  Autogenous grafts can be harvested from another area in the mouth, from the hip or from the tibia (shinbone).

Harvesting bone from areas in the mouth are usually completed while patients are sedated or under general anesthesia. The technique involves extracting bone from the chin or the jaw in small blocks. The bone is shaped and secured to the graft site with specialized screws.

Substitute bone is used to fill the surrounding areas. Healing membranes cover the grafts, and once the bone has matured, implants can be placed

Occasionally, patients need larger grafts after tumor removal, bone loss due to aging, or due to trauma. A hip graft can be harvested and used to develop the site for rehabilitation. This is typically completed in our operating room or in the hospital setting. Treatment sequence and planning is coordinated with our network of practitioners to provide the best service possible.

Allograft Materials (bone from a donor of the same species)

These grafts are obtained from tissue banks and strictly adhere to the Canadian Tissue Standards with proper quality assurance, and to maximize safety. Most allografts are used for small to medium sized defects and produce excellent results. Most oral surgery patients who

Xenograft Materials (bone from a donor of a different species)

These grafts are also obtained from tissue banks and are used widely. Most of the time the xenografts are used in combination with another type of material to assist with volume.

Alloplastic/synthetic Materials

There are an array of synthetic materials that we use for grafting purposes.

Bone morphogenetic protein is a synthetic material that is used in conjunction with regular bone graft to help the body form healthy bone in the mouth.

Another synthetic material commonly used is Hydroxyapatite (HA). HA is a crystal-like material that resorbs very slowly and can be used to provide volume for grafting.

At Blueridge OMS, 3D imaging is completed using our high tech CBCT scanner to plan graft volumes in the mouth. Medical modelling and guides can be printed using our 3D printer to help develop, plan and execute grafting to the gold standard.

At Blueridge OMS we take pride in providing the best care possible.Your safety, privacy and comfort are of the utmost importance.

— Dr. Osama Soliman

Digital Workflow Process


Photographs, CBCT, Intraoral scan

Virtual Show & Tell

Custom parts ordered and design completed

3D Printed Surgical Guides

Planned with your dentist/denturist and our laboratory and implant partners

Surgery Day

Surgical Suites or Operating Room​ prepared. Options for awake, IV sedation or General anesthesia​ with in house Anesthesiologist for larger reconstructive surgery.

Surgery Follow Ups

Coordinated prosthetic solutions with your dentist/denturist and our laboratory and implant partners

Surgical Excellence



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