What is Bone Grafting?

In restorative dentistry, bone grafting is the procedure we use to correct and restore any bone loss that may have occurred in a patient’s jaw. Usually, bone loss is the result of a lost tooth; when the adjacent jaw area isn’t being used anymore to hold a tooth, the bone area loses density. A bone graft is therefore essential to add the volume back to the existing jawbone.

Bone grafting is typically done to help prepare for a dental implant procedure. Your dental specialist may also recommend bone grafting to add density to your jawbone or prevent the collapse of tissue surrounding the missing tooth. We graft using synthetic bone, which has the density, strength and consistency of natural bone.