Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that is performed to build bone in your jaw.
There are various reasons for the bone grafting procedures.
- After tooth extraction, the surrounding bone tends to shrink. Bone grafting will minimize this shrinkage, preparing the site for future implant placement.
- In the esthetic zone, extraction may lead to depression of the facial volume associated with the bone shrinkage. Bone grafting will minimize the volume change allowing for a more esthetic outcome.
- When lacking adequate bone volume (due to infection, injuries, congenitally missing teeth, prolonged absence of a tooth from extraction, and more) for proper implant placement, bone grafting procedure is needed to develop the site for implant placement(s).