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Bone Graft

We often talk about having a bone graft or graftless solutions on our dental implant treatments but what is exactly a bone graft and why should you have it?

A bone graft is a surgical procedure to place new bone into missing spaces. Bone grafting is commonly used to prevent bone loss due to the absence of tooth roots. This procedure sometimes uses your own bone or a replacement that can be with an artificial, synthetic, or natural substitute.

Bone Graft

Bone Graft Mexico Prices

Different Bone Grafting Scenarios

Bone Graft Mexico Costs can vary depending on a couple of factors. The main factors contributing to pricing include the type of Bone Graft used, amount of Bone Graft, size of defect or bone loss, risk or difficulty of the case, hospitalization, medication, the anesthesiologist could also be necessary in cases like autonomous Grafts that are taken from the hip bone.

If you have a single tooth extracted and ridge preservation the cost would be minimal. In all different scenarios, our prices are more affordable than U.S. or Canada by around 60-80%. Allografts and Xenografts usually cost less due to the simpler surgical procedure. Growth factor enhanced Grafts also have a minimal additional cost and dental specialists recommend it for bone grafting procedures.

Implants Procedure

Ridge Preservation is a Bone Grafting technique for post-extractions. Like the name itself states it to preserve the ridge of your jaw bone after tooth extraction so you can get an implant or avoid bone lose. Ridge preservation is highly recommendable for any patient after any extraction especially if they are thinking of getting implant in the future. Preserving the ridge will help have the ideal amount of bone surrounding the implant. Ridge preservation can be done up-to 8 weeks after a tooth extraction but it usually done right after the tooth is extracted.

Bone Graft in Mexico Allograft Ridge Preservation Cost
$350USD per CC *
  • 1-3 teeth 1 cc average Cost $300 USD
  • 3-8 teeth 4 cc average Cost $900 USD
  • 8-28 teeth 5-10 cc average Cost
    $1,500 USD

* Does not include reabsorbabel membrane.

Block Graft in Mexico Average Price
$800 USD *
  • Small defect block Graft $600 USD
  • Medium defect block Graft $1,200 USD
  • Large defect multiple areas block Grafts $3,000 USD

* Includes crews and bone grafting material, does not include anesthesiologist in case of sedation.

Sinus Lift

Block Grafts usually come from the chin or lower molars, consist in donating bone from one area to desired area in your mouth. Patients that need a quadrant or are more rehabilitated might require a bone graft because of the large size bone defects.


In many cases, when your dental Ridge is too thin and needs to be increased in width, Ridge expansion is a common procedure. Consists of using expansion dental burs to split apart your bone so an Implant can be placed. Bone grafting particles are usually necessary to fill any small defects present.

Ridge Expansion Cost
  • Cost included in Bone Graft Mexico or Implant placement

* Does not include Implants or other Bone Grafting Techniques, usually ridge splitting involves an implant and bone particles.

Ridge Augmentation in Mexico Average Price
$800 USD *
  • Small defect Ridge augmentation
    $600 USD
  • Medium defect Ridge augmentation
    $1,200 USD
  • Large defect Ridge augmentation
    $2,000 USD

*Does not include anesthesiologist in case of sedation.

Implants Procedure

Ridge augmentation consists of placing Bone Graft material over the ridge to gain width and length for Dental Implants. A thin absorbable membrane covers the ridge with bone graft particles, to help contain the graft particles.

Internal Sinus Lift

The Crystal Approach for Sinus Lifts is a conservative way to increase bone height in the dental Implant site, with the same hole that you are going to place the Implant in the Sinus lift procedure is performed. Usually better for smaller cases of one tooth being replaced with a Dental Implant.

Read more about Sinus Lift treatment

Sinus Lift Internal
(Osteotome Crestal)
$1,000USD *

*Average cost prices include up to 3 CC of Bone Graft particles. 80% of treatments performed fall under this pricing, which could vary in some cases.

Sinus Lift External
(Lateral Window)
$1,500 USD *

* Includes up to 5 CC of Bone Graft and membrane.

External Sinus Lift

Sinus Lift thru a lateral window is very common for medium to large sinus lift cases, the lateral window is open. The dentist will place the Bone Graft anywhere from 2-12 C. The specialist will place a membrane over the window opened and will stitch gum back together. Strict after-care instructions are important for a successful and risk-free procedure, things like avoiding blowing your nose are important to the success of the Sinus Lift.

Read more about Sinus Lift Treatment

Why get Bone Graft in Mexico

There are many benefits to getting your Bone Graft in Mexico apart from savings thousands of dollars

Clinical Benefits

  • Best Bone Graft materials
  • All Bone Graft options are available
  • Treatments provided by certified Maxillofacial surgeons and Periodontist, not general dentists
  • High success in all types of  Bone Graft and Implant cases

Economical Benefits

Bone Graft in Mexico procedures tends to be around 40-70% cheaper compared to U.S. or Canada Prices. Come to Cancun Dental Specialists for your dental vacations.

Bone Grafting Clasification

There are 4 classifications for Bone Grafting procedures: Autografts, Allografts, XenoGrafts, and Alloplast.
Bone Grafting

Are usually taken from the chin or hip and might require hospitalization, anesthesiologist, is usually one of the best options for big bone defects, and whoever is a candidate or is willing to get thru extra treatment for this.


The most common type of Bone Grafting procedure is used at our clinic. Consist of fresh demineralized Freeze-dried Cadaver bone. The highest success rate after AutoGrafts but considerably less invasive.


Bone is widely used for bone augmentation for dental implants. Usually sourced from animals such as cows can also derive from porcine cortical and cancellous bone either bovine bone or natural coral. Cow bone would be frozen and dry similar process as cadaver bone.


Synthetic material takes longer to integrate up to a year. The main advantage is the very low re-absorption rate. Not very common material at our Clinic.

Bone Graft Mexico procedure

Step by Step
  • Step 01. Fractured Front Tooth
  • Step 02. Bone Loss
  • Step 03. Tooth Extraction
  • Step 04. Bone Graft Placed
  • Step 05. Membrane in Place
  • Step 06. Suturing of Gum Tissue
  • Step 07. Healed Extraction Site
  • Step 08. Dental Implant Placed
  • Step 09. Implant Crown Attached

Bone Grafting
Pre-Op Instructions Prior To Coming



Smoking and Dental Implants don’t go together. Why did you lose your teeth/tooth in the first place? We know smoking can be difficult to quit but we insist that patients stop smoking at least 3 weeks prior to their Dental Implants. In rare cases, we might ask you to quit sooner. Smoking can interfere with healing by constricting and decreasing blood flow all over the body which may prevent the wound from healing properly. Do not resume smoking after surgery until you are given permission by our Dental Surgeon.



We know you will be on vacation and the all-inclusive bar might be tempting. Please try and stay away from alcohol consumption for a minimum of 5 days prior to your procedure. Alcohol causes increased bleeding, increases the chances of infection, depresses immune functions, and may interfere with wound healing.


 3 WEEKS BEFORE SURGERY (over-the-counter and prescribed)

Please check with your Physician about suspending any medication prior to arrival.

You will be instructed by your surgeon or patient counselor to temporarily discontinue certain medications in the weeks ahead.



It is important that you maintain a healthy diet. You will be on a soft mechanical diet or some form of a modified diet tailored to your surgery. It is important that you follow these instructions! It is a good idea to stock up on protein supplements like BOOST or Ensure. Various softer foods like well-cooked pasta, eggs, soup/broths, and yogurt are also good ideas. We will provide you with a list of dietary suggestions in your post-op packet as well.



  • All products including the drugs listed on the enclosed insert.
  • All anti-inflammatory drugs are used for arthritis. (Please consult your physician prior to discontinuing).
  • All anti-coagulants.
  • Vitamin E took internally.
  • If a medication is in question, call our office nurse.
IMPORTANT! These products may cause excessive bleeding.


  • Take a multivitamin tablet daily. Most multivitamins contain some form of vitamin E, however, this is acceptable to take prior to surgery. We do ask that you refrain from taking additional vitamin E.
  • Take Vitamin A – 8,000-10,000 units, twice a day. This has well-documented beneficial effects on surgical healing and will also fuel your immune system.
  • Take Vitamin C – 1,000 mg., twice a day. This is essential for collagen synthesis, which is part of normal wound healing. Your need for Vitamin C will increase after surgery.
  • Take Pineapple enzyme (from a health food store), twice a day This helps to relieve the swelling associated with surgery. This anti-inflammatory promotes healing.

 1 week BEFORE until 2 weeks AFTER the procedure

  • Eat healthy, regular meals.
  • Eat 2 fruits and 3 green vegetables daily (per diet instructions).
  • Eat a small amount of protein at each meal.
IMPORTANT! Your diet can aid healing remarkably and reduce swelling and pain!


    • You may begin taking topical anti-inflammatory
    • Take every 8 hours as directed and continue for 10 days.
    • Continue taking Pineapple enzyme as directed every 12 hours between meals. This anti-inflammatory promotes healing. As an alternative, eat fresh pineapple.

Bone Grafting
Post-Op Instructions After The Procedure In Cancun

  • Bleeding:  Depending on the extent of your bone graft, Bleeding in small amounts is normal the rest of the day after the procedure. Please be careful when rinsing or cleaning your mouth so you don’t lose the blood clot.
  • Pain: Pain Medicine will be prescribed after your treatment, Once the Anaesthesia wears off and you are back at your hotel you might feel a little discomfort in the grafted area.
  • Swelling:  Swelling and Bruising might last for the first 5 days, Usually the swelling is worst after the second day and after the fourth starts going down. Please avoid the Sun as this will make you swell more.
  • Sensation: The Inflammation could pinch a nerve you might feel a temporary loss of feeling in the gums, Teeth Could also be sensitive. Contact us if you feel anything out of the normal.
  • After leaving Cancun Dental Specialists, One of Our Drivers will take you back to the hotel if required, please try and get rest and avoid activities, sun, pools, hot food. Keeping your blood pressure low will help reduce the bleeding in that area and help you with the healing.
  • Please take the medicine prescribed by our specialist. Try and Take the analgesic before the anesthesia wears off. Please Avoid Drinking Alcohol as this irritates the tissue and cuts the effect of the antibiotic. Do Not Exceed The Doses indicated by our Oral Surgeon.
  • Avoid Taking Medicine with an Empty Stomach, Large Glass of Water and Food is recommended when taking the medicine.
  • Apply a Cold Pack, We can provide you one at the clinic or you can get one at your hotel, Apply for 15 Minutes on and Off For the First Day Only.
  • Avoid Drinking Through a Straw, Soft Foods are Recommended for the first 3 Days.
  • Avoid Pressure, Chewing over the Grafted Area. Large Jaw Movements will pull your cheeks and might open the stitching contact us immediately if this happens. Try To Avoid Pulling the sutures or playing with them with your tongue
  • Avoid Brushing or Touching the grafted area for the first day. Please Brush your teeth after each meal for at least a week until the gums close.
  • Do Not Rinse or Gargle. Half a Spoon of Salt and Soda Along with Warm Water Can be Held in your mouth for 2 to 3 minutes to make you feel more comfortable.
  • Sinus Lift Treatment should avoid blowing your nose or blowing, playing an instrument, singing, anything that forces your airways. Decongestant Could Be necessary for your case.
  • Smoking and Bone Grafting Do Not Go Together. No Guarantee will be provided in Case of Smoking in the first 7 Days.
  • The Following Day After  Your Grafting Surgery We will do a check-up to make sure everything is good.

Contact Cancun Dental Specialists If you feel any of the following: excessive pain, bleeding, fever, swelling, reaction to medication like rash, breathing problems, or itching.

We are strong believers that the success of a Dental Treatment is a 50%/50% commitment between our patient and the clinic. Please follow these instructions carefully and any other instructions indicated by our specialists.

Bone Graft in Mexico FAQs

What Types Of Bone Graft Materials Do you use?
Were Do you Get the Bone From?
What is The Percentage of Success with BoneGrafting
Can I be Allergic To Bone Graft? Bone Grafting Rejections?
How to avoid additional dental bone graft costs
Bone Graft and Smoking: How Does This Effect the Healing Process?
Cadaver Bone Graft: Should I Be Worried?
Insurance and BoneGrafting?
Can I get my Implant placed the same time as Bone Grafting?
How To Diagnose and possibly avoid bonegrafting?
Your Three Options After Tooth Extraction
What Types Of Bone Graft Materials Do you use?

We use All Types of Dental Bone Grafting Materials, The most Common Material used for Allografts at our clinic is called BioGraft, One of the Top Grafts available in Mexico, Dr.Gavaldon was gone and visited the laboratory where this is made. Synthetic bone grafting material is uncommon at our clinic but there are many prestigious brands available.

Were Do you Get the Bone From?

Please Check The Classification Part of the website. We can get the bone from our own body, process bone, or synthetic bone.

What is The Percentage of Success with BoneGrafting

Success Rate of BoneGrafting Materials is a subjective term. There are many types of bone grafting procedures and different extents and conditions that could affect the full integration of the bone graft. The success rate is at least 90% for dental implant bone grafts this is including grafts that reabsorb minimally but are integrated and serve their purpose.

Conditions that can cause a bone graft to fail are infections and not proper stabilization of the graft. Poor Hygiene, Smoking, Not the following aftercare, Periodontal disease, immune deficiencies, medical conditions like uncontrolled diabetes, osteoporosis, and surgical or procedure errors are the most common reasons for failure.  Indications of a failed dental implant bone graft include lesions exposing the graft, loss of a large amount of bone graft material, graft mobility, or signs of infection such as pus and drainage in the bone graft area.

Can I be Allergic To Bone Graft? Bone Grafting Rejections?

Bone graft material and the re-absorbable membrane are non-allergenic materials. In theory, a patient can be allergic to anything foreign to his body, however, it´s very unlikely this can happen. It doesn’t matter whether the bone graft material is synthetic, bovine, or human these materials are non-allergenic.

How to avoid additional dental bone graft costs

The success of the Bone grafting procedure depends on both the Dentist and The patient, Our Maxilo-Facial Specialists or Periodontist will give you a complete list of aftercare, We understand you will be on vacation but is very important to follow them. If the bone grafting material fails, it will delay your treatment cost you more trips/vacations to Cancun, And in some cases, you will have to pay for the bone graft material again. We stand by our patient so this is a rare procedure, if it does fail come back and we will try a find a solution for your case.

Bone Graft and Smoking: How Does This Effect the Healing Process?

The short answer is that smoking can negatively affect bone healing at any stage. Generally in someone having a bone graft, the gum tissue heals faster than the bone. Most likely your gum tissue has healed over your bone graft and initial bone healing has occurred. However, 3 weeks is not enough time for the bone to heal as it usually takes months for the bone to heal.

It is definitely better that you did not smoke during the first 3 weeks but smoking does increase your risk of the bone graft failing and compromising what you have undergone so far in treatment.

I would recommend stopping smoking and discussing this with your surgeon right away. He may be able to give you other alternatives such as medications like Chantix or Nicorette gum or a patch to help you with your nicotine cravings.

Obviously not smoking again is the best choice for your overall health, not only for your dental health or for the bone graft to heal well. Discuss smoking with your surgeon as soon as you can and I wish you the best in what you are undergoing in your life.

Cadaver Bone Graft: Should I Be Worried?

Cadaver bone that is used by surgeons today has gone through many processes to ensure its safety and it should not be a concern to you.
If you feel very strongly against using bone from a cadaver you have other options.
1- you can use your own bone, harvested from a second surgical site, or
2- you can use synthetic bone graft materials such as beta-tricalcium phosphate with good results.
There is also bone graft material of bovine origin (from cows), but I assume this may also be objectionable to you.
You may want to ask your surgeon about these materials.

Insurance and BoneGrafting?

Before starting the treatment, you should check with your dental insurance if dental bone grafts costs are covered and if any restrictions apply. Dental implants are not covered by dental insurance, but you may get some coverage for some parts of the treatment like bone grafting.

In cases when there is extensive bone loss, medical insurance will cover the bone grafting cost, if the treatment is proved to be medically necessary. If the bone loss was caused by accident, injury, or medical conditions other than dental health issues, the cost of bone grafts is usually covered by general health insurance policies. If the patient’s ability to eat is seriously affected and it can not be restored other options such as dentures, dental, or/and medical insurance may also provide coverage.

Can I get my Implant placed the same time as Bone Grafting?

There is a couple of reason why you would need a Bone Graft at the time of Implant placement the two most common would be post-extraction Implants and Implants in the Sinus area. Post extraction Implant requires bone grafting material to cover any defects where the prefabricated straight Implant body might not match 100% of your tooth extracted or the shape of your bone. It is important that your Implant is fully covered by bone for long-lasting treatment. The other scenario could be a Sinus Lift when we have been missing the upper 2nd premolar, 1st molar, or 2nd molars for a long time we can have minimal bone between your gums and the sinus. In this case, we would be required to place Bone Graft material and place an Implant at the same time.

The ability to place Implants at the time of the Bone Graft depends on the number of good bone levels between the sinus floor and the crest of the bone. Normally, around 5 mm of bone is needed for the Surgeon to be able to find primary stability for the Implant. If the Surgeon cannot find primary stability then the Implant has a high risk of failure and/or will run the risk of poor angulation for the restorative phase. The advantage of placing the Implant along with the Sinus Lift procedure is that the patient will not require another surgery in that area and the Osseointegration time is reduced.

How To Diagnose and possibly avoid bonegrafting?

In order for us to diagnose if you will need bone grafting, we need to take a 3D CBCT Scan. We have a Carestream CS 9200 CBCT in our beautiful Dental Office in Cancun Mexico. Normal X-Rays 2-D, Periapical X-Rays, Bite Wings, and Panoramic X-Rays are not adequate tools to properly diagnose the bone quality and quantity. We take every measure to make sure each case is a success. Bone grafting might be necessary for numerous reasons including Extraction of teeth, Depress Sinuses Infections, Apicoectomies, Sinus Lifts, Large and Small bone defects. This Lifting procedure and each one would depend on the case’s unique situation and what the desired outcome for the restoration would be. Techniques such as platelet-rich plasma transfusions are sometimes used to promote tissue regeneration and healing time after similar surgeries.
Because we have CAD/CAM, 3D CBCT, Milling Machines, and 3D-Printers we are able sometimes to avoid the need for Bone grafting. Contact Our Office for more details.

Your Three Options After Tooth Extraction

The first decision that the dentist must make: Should I let the extraction socket heal spontaneously, fill it with a bone replacement material or insert an immediate implant? The best procedure depends on different factors in day-to-day clinical practice: tooth location, the condition of the bone and soft tissue, as well as the patient’s general state of health, his or her personal circumstances, and financial situation, to name but just a few factors. It is important that the treatment decision is discussed before the tooth is extracted. Depending on the option, the bone lost during the first four to six months is › 50 % for spontaneous healing1, › 56 % for immediate implantation, › 15–20 % for immediate implantation with “gap-filling”, and › 15 % for Ridge Preservation. The advantages and disadvantages of the treatment options are depicted.

The Modern

Ridge Preservation:
Bone retention after tooth extraction, implantation, or bridge restoration after 4–6 months.

+ Non-invasive
Ridge Preservation is easy to perform and hardly invasive at all. It preserves the ridge volume for implants or bridge restorations. Invasive GBR-measures are five times less likely to be required after a Ridge Preservation.

– No 100 %-guarantee
Even Ridge Preservation cannot preserve 100 % of bone volume. A second augmentation may be necessary for the anterior maxillary area if the aesthetics depend on 100 % bone volume.

The Diva

Immediate implantation:
Implantation immediately after tooth extraction, potentially with simultaneous augmentation in the buccal gap (“gap-filling”).


Fewer interventions
The shorter treatment time and the reduced number of surgical interventions are major advantages of immediate implantation. Also, blood-thinning medication taken by older patients has to be discontinued only once (lower risk).

– Comply with the indication
Immediate implantation can cause bone and soft tissue recessions. Anterior teeth should only be replaced with immediate implants when the buccal socket wall is sufficiently thick. Increased bone absorption can occur in the molar region.

Fill the gap between the buccal socket wall and the implant with a bone replacement material and cover the defect with a membrane. Some surgeons close the socket over the implant with a connective tissue transplant in order to gain additional volume.

Molar sockets, severely inflamed sockets, or sockets with demonstrable wall dehiscences are not cases for immediate implantation, in my view. I would carry out a Ridge Preservation first in such cases.

The Classicist

Early implantation:
First spontaneous healing, then implant insertion 6–8 weeks after tooth extraction with simultaneous lateral augmentation.

+ Tried and tested
The soft tissue has almost completely healed by the time of implantation, but not too much bone volume has been lost. The survival rate of implants in augmented bone is just as high as in native bone (approximately 92 %).

Histologically, well-integrated Geistlich Bio-Oss® particles show no signs of inflammatory activity.

– Technically demanding
The implant procedure is as demanding as an immediate implant. As an implant has to be inserted into a socket, there is always the danger of placing the implant too far in the buccal direction.

Resorbable Membrane


The average Cost of Reabsorbable Membrane is $100 USD for 1.5 x 1.5 cm area and $250 USD for 3 x 4 cm area.


GBR (Guided Bone Regeneration) with bioresorbable membrane is commonly used at our practice because of its biocompatibility, total reabosobption meaning less appointments and being able to mett the short times grames needed for dental tourism, it is also easy to cut, adapt, contour to the desire area the wants to be regenerated. It is resistant to bacterial attachment and colonization and has a reabsorbtion time compatible with form formation timegrames.


Guided Grafting is mainly used for dental implants with the membranes we are able to protect,guide, better your bone graft procedure.

Bone Graft Mexico Treatment Alternatives

Short Implants
Short Bicon Dental Implants

We use the Bicon System of Short Implants in order to take advantage of minimal bone levels and avoid vital structures such as the sinus or mental foramen, which usually require multiple visits.

Zygomatic Implants
Zygomatic Dental Implants

Zygomatic Implants are Implants that are much longer in length than conventional Implants (40 mm – 50 mm), and are placed in the dense Zygoma bone or otherwise known as the cheekbone.

All on Four
All on 4

The All on 4 Technique is great for edentulous patients or patients that need all their teeth extracted, This technique can avoid extensive bone grafting in many cases.

Root Canal X-Ray
Preserving Teeth

Sometimes teeth can be preserved with Root Canals, Restorations, and other procedures. Preserving your teeth is one of the best ways to avoid bone grafting completely, ask our specialists if the prognosis of saving your teeth is a variable option for your treatment.