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).