Bone grafting is a minor surgical procedure to restore bone in your jaw.
Bone can be lost due to gum disease, tooth loss or trauma. This procedure is often used to prepare an area for dental implants, restoring height or width, or both to the jawbone. It is necessary for the bone to be as close as possible to its original dimensions so the implant can be placed in the best position for optimal results. Replacing lost bone also ensures the facial muscles and skin are properly supported which can help improve overall appearance.