Bone grafting is required when substantial bone loss has occurred. How do we lose bone? Bone loss occurs as a result of missing teeth. The lack of stimulation causes the degeneration of bone.
During a bone grafting procedure the surgeon will take tiny fragments of either your own bone, synthetic bone, or bone from a bone bank to place where bone was lost. These grafts serve as a platform for the re growth of new bone. Bone grafting may be required to perform dental implant surgery.