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 patient comes in to have a missing tooth replaced as the foundation is uneven. A bone graft fills in areas with inadequate bone mass using either a patient’s own bone or the bone from a cadaver or animal. New bone helps to grow into existing bone and supports the dental implant.