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What is a bone graft in dental?

A bone graft in dental is a surgical procedure performed to increase regenerate bone in the jaw where it has been lost or has insufficient density. This procedure is commonly done when a patient lacks the necessary bone mass to support dental implants or other oral prosthetics.

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What happens during bone grafting?

During a bone grafting procedure, the following steps are generally involved:

Initial Consultation

The process begins with a comprehensive examination and consultation with the dentist. Here, the dentist assesses your oral health, takes x-rays, and determines the extent of bone loss. At Kedron Family Dental, a personalised treatment plan will also be provided to outline the extent of treatment needed for your specific case as well as a more accurate quote for bone grafting.


Before the procedure,you are administered anaesthesia to help ensure comfort and pain control during the surgery.

Bone Harvesting

The grafting material can be obtained from various sources, including your own body (autograft), a donor (allograft), or through synthetic materials. The choice depends on your specific needs as a patient.

Graft Placement and Closure

During surgery, graft material is then placed in the area of the jaw where bone augmentation is required. The dentist carefully shapes and secures the graft to ensure it properly integrates with the existing bone.

Once the graft is in place, the surgical site is closed and sutured. You will receive postoperative care instructions, including guidelines for managing any discomfort, swelling, or potential postoperative restrictions. A day or so afterwards, it is also common for our reception team to call and check in on how you are feeling post-surgery.

Healing and Integration

Over the following weeks and months, the graft material integrates with the existing jawbone through a process called osseointegration. This helps promote the growth of new bone to then strengthen the jaw.


In a few months time, we may also ask our patients in for reviews to monitor the healing process of the graft. X-rays may be taken to assess the success of the graft and determine readiness for any subsequent procedures.

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Trust Kedron Family Dental for your bone-grafting needs

Our dental team has performed a great number of bone grafting surgeries that address all different degrees of bone loss. With years of experience, we ensure a superior standard of care throughout the entire bone grafting process.


What are the different types of bone grafts?

There are many different types of bone grafts, and the choice of graft material depends on your specific needs as a patient. The main types of bone grafts include:


In an autograft, bone is harvested from another site within your body(often from the hip, jaw, or tibia). This type of bone graft is considered the gold standard as they provide live bone cells and have a high success rate.


Allografts involve using bone tissue from a donor, which can be cadaveric (from a deceased donor). The donor bone is thoroughly processed to remove cells and reduce the risk of rejection. Allografts are a common alternative where your own bone may not be feasible.


Xenografts use bone material from animals (typically cows or pigs). These are specially processed to remove any organic components, leaving behind the mineral structure. Xenografts provide a scaffold for new bone growth.

Alloplastic Graft

Alloplastic or synthetic grafts use artificial materials such as ceramics, hydroxyapatite, or bioactive glasses. These materials mimic the properties of natural bone and provide support for new bone formation.

Bone Morphogenetic Proteins (BMPs)

BMPs are naturally occurring proteins that stimulate bone formation. In some cases, synthetic BMPs may be used to promote bone growth without the need for additional graft material.

How much does bone grafting cost?

The cost of bone grafting can vary based on several factors, including the:

  •  extent of bone loss
  • type of graft material used
  • specific procedure required. 

To get a better understanding on costs, it is highly recommended to do a 3D X-ray scan. This imaging allows your dentist to assess the amount of available gum and the degree of grafting needed, enabling them to provide a personalised quote for the procedure.

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On my recent visit I took my little boy for his first dental experience. The staff were wonderful and hygienist Alex did an amazing job of making him feel comfortable and ensuring he had an enjoyable experience. He had no complaints and even talks about when we will go back to the dentist. As my dental experience as a child was terrible, I could not recommend Alex and the team highly enough for a visit for children to make them comfortable and a positive experience.

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I went for a routine check up and clean as a new customer to the practice. From checking in (Abby) to the clean (Dr Chantal and Kian), everyone was very professional and thorough. A very comprehensive assessment was made and a meticulous clean was provided by Dr Chantal. Overall great dental experience and I will be back.

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I am a white knuckle dental patient (a product of school mobile dental care back in the 1960’s) I had a crown installed all in one visit today (less than 3 hours). Totally painless. All staff were wonderful and highly empathetic to my issues. The practice is highly recommended, which is why I have been a patient at Kedron for the last 15 years.

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I have been going to Kedron Family Dental for a while now and such positive experiences so far at the practice. Dr Chantal and the dental assistants that work there are fantastic - professional and takes good care of your oral health. I would keep going back despite having moved to the other side of the river :))

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Where to find us

Kedron Family Dental

1/138 Gympie Rd,
Kedron QLD 4031, Australia

Tel: (07) 3357 9600

Public Transport
The clinic is conveniently located just a 2-minute walk from Stop 25- Leckie Road on the busy 370 bus route. Free on-site parking available.


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