While the bone grafting procedure sounds scary, it’s an important procedure that helps build up the bone beneath the gums. These bones are the main foundation that supports your upper and lower teeth.
When a tooth falls out, your bone resorbs, which ultimately results in bone loss. This becomes problematic when a missing tooth needs to be replaced as the foundation is insufficient. A bone graft fills in areas with inadequate bone using either a patient’s own bone or the bone from a cadaver or animal. The bone graft help to replace bone so there will be enough bone to support a dental implant.