Overtime the bone jaw associated at the location of missing teeth caused by periodontal disease or other circumstances, are reabsorbed by the body. Often this leaves an area unsuitable for dental implants because the bone quality is too poor for secure implantation.
Bone grafting repairs implant sites that contain inadequate bone structure due to previous extractions, periodontal gum disease or injury allowing today's patients improved functionality as well as aesthetic appearance. Bone is obtained from either a tissue bank or is taken from your jaw, hip or tibia. Minor and major bone grafting procedures are routinely performed depending on an individuals oral health needs.