A bone graft is a relatively simple procedure. It’s needed when bone density and mass are insufficient for the installation of a dental implant. A bone graft can be done at the same time as the dental implant, or a few months before the surgery.
Bone loss occurs when one or several missing teeth cause the jawbone to resorb. When the jawbone is no longer being used in certain areas, over time it begins to lose mass. It then becomes more difficult to install a dental implant.
The bone graft may come from the patient, a donor, or be made of synthetic material. It is then grafted wherever new bone cells are needed.
Make an appointment today to find out more about dental implants. We will check your overall and dental health to ensure there are no contraindications to performing the procedure.