Bone Grafting

Bone Grafting

What is a bone graft?

A bone graft is a surgical procedure used to restore your bone to its previous form following tooth loss, gum disease or trauma. Bone grafting may also be used to maintain bone structure after a tooth extraction.

Restoring and maintaining facial bone structure is important for several reasons. Many dental procedures, such as dental implants, require that the bone be as close to its original shape as possible for the best results. Also, the jaw and other facial bones support the skin and muscle that are responsible for our facial appearance. Without the support of the bone, our faces can look prematurely aged.

Benefits to bone grafting:

  • Saves teeth
  • Preserves bone for later treatment
  • Supports dental implants
  • Preserves your natural facial appearance