Dental implants must be surrounded by a certain amount of bone in order for them to be anchored firmly in place. Bone loss can occur after natural teeth are removed or can be due to disease or trauma. Bone grafting is a technique to build up missing bone in areas where it is deficient so we can successfully place dental implants. There are a number of different bone grafting materials that can be used, but quite often we will choose to use artificial bone grafting materials that help encourage the growth of new bone.
A bone graft can sometimes be carried out at the same time as a natural tooth is extracted or at the time an implant is placed. Larger bone grafts may require a small additional procedure. It is a very straightforward and highly successful procedure, and we will ensure you are completely comfortable throughout this treatment.