Re: Bone Graft (using own bone) for implant - Anyone had this done before?
well, if the surgeon is already going to be doing wisdom extr, the bone is right there and extremely easy to harvest. the thing is, it's your own bone therefore there is the least possible challenge to your immune system from either human bone graft or other materials introduced to your body. if you had a weak immune system for any reason (diabetes, hiv, organ transplants for ex), then your own bone would be the gold standard for treatment since you are not going to have any immune reaction to your own bone. if you are healthy, well, look at it as icing on the cake. you'll have the best healing time possible with almost no chance of complications from a grafting tissue/healing standpoint.