What Is Bone Grafting and What Material Is Used?

In this video, Austin cosmetic and implant dentist Dr. Brandon Hall explains bone autografts and what material we use during the procedure.

Let’s talk about bone grafts and bone graft. What is it and what is the material? A bone graft is used to rebuild and help preserve your jawbone, which is very, very important for facial structure, for the implants and the restorations themselves. What is it made of? There’s a variety of things that it can be made of. Generally it can be synthetic or it can come from a natural source, which is a human body, a cadaver that’s been processed.

A bone graft is just the mineral content of the bone. It matches human bone exactly, and it’s very safe, used all the time, all over the world. So it’s synthetic or a naturally occurring bone that’s been processed. Mostly, here at Aspire Dental, I use both, depending on the situation. Mostly I’ll use the synthetic bone. But both of them have applications and they’re both very good for rebuilding and replacing bone in the human body.


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Dr Hall received his dental training in San Antonio, TX and undergraduate degree in biology from Texas A&M University. Post dental school residency training while serving his country in the United States Navy. Dr. Hall enjoys attending many professional development and continuing education courses all over the country.

Dr. Hall’s coursework selection is heavily focused on dental implants and prosthetics to replace missing teeth. Dr. Hall is board certified in Nitrous oxide sedation (happy gas) to make his patient’s visits comfortable and relaxing.

When Dr. Hall is not taking care of smiles, you will find him in the great outdoors camping, hiking, and exploring. He enjoys playing sports, exercise, travel, and chasing after his three little tornadoes.

Spending much of his life growing up overseas, mostly in Germany, traveling, and experiencing other cultures has helped shape Dr. Hall’s outlook on life and work. Balancing time with a comfortable, caring work environment, family, recreation, and good food (I’m hungry right now). Having fun and enjoying life is crucial in helping us perform at our best each day.

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