The clinician has several options regarding how to handle the gap between the implant and bone. In the past, some clinicians choose not to graft the gap resulting with fibrous tissue in the site or worse, granulation tissue. Consequently, most clinicians now graft the gap between the bone and implant surface and choosing the right product can determine the success of that immediate implant. For example, traditional graft materials such as cadaver bone grafts do not produce integration to the implant surface when placed around an immediate implant.
Becker, Urist et el, studied bone grafting around titanium micro screws in humans and concluded:
“Xenograft bovine bone and DFDBA did not contribute to bone to micro screw contacts and are not recommended for enhancement of vital bone to implant contacts. Intraoral autogenous bone also does not appear to significantly contribute bone to implant contacts. Intraoral autogenous bone, xenograph bone, and DFDBA appear to interfere with normal extraction socket healing.”
Cadaver bone grafts will fill the defect, but the bone does not integrate to the implant surface. As a result, where the load is the greatest there is no support.
Due to the process of how SteinerBio bone grafts regenerate bone, our technology is proven to produce integration to the implant surface at the site of the bone graft. As of now, we are the only bone grafts on the market proven to produce integration to the implant surface at the site of the bone graft. Grafting with Immediate Graft™, yields 100% integration to the surface of your immediate implant and produces results equal to delayed implants placed in mature bone.
However, for those clinicians who use Immediate Graft™ we commonly get questions regarding areas where they have been unable to fully pack the bone graft along the implant surface. The concern is what will happen in this area?