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A bone graft may help you be able to receive a dental implant.

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Bone grafting

What is a bone graft?

This is an oral surgery that our dentists will recommend to individuals with a jaw that is not dense or thick enough. During this procedure, a piece of bone from another area of your body or jaw will be transplanted to your jawbone. It is most common to use bone from your own body, but it is possible to use artificial bone material if necessary. Your jawbone will mesh with the grafted bone tissue and provide you with strength and stability.

Who needs a bone graft?

If an individual has insufficient bone density that will not support a dental implant or other restorations, a bone graft may become necessary. Bone grafts are most commonly used for dental implants and certain periodontal procedures when bone has deteriorated because of gum disease.

Is a bone graft painful?

Most commonly, patients report that their bone grafting procedure was pain free as long as they were taking their recommended medication or antibiotics.

Bone grafting


Our dentists may recommend a bone grafting procedure before you can replace your missing teeth. This oral surgery procedure helps ensure that your supporting bone is strong enough to support your implants and teeth and keep them stable in your mouth. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at Dentistry and Braces Group and find out more!

A bone graft is an oral surgery procedure that may be required if your jawbone is not dense or thick enough. During a bone graft, we will transplant a piece of bone from another area of your jaw or body to your jawbone. While we typically see best results with bone taken from your own body, we can also utilize artificial bone material or bone fragments from a tissue bank if needed. Your jawbone then grows together with the grafted bone tissue, creating a stronger, more stable foundation.


You may need a bone graft if your bone density is insufficient to support a dental implant or other types of treatment. After a tooth is lost or extracted, the jawbone begins to resorb, or deteriorate, at the site of the tooth extraction. The resorption must be corrected before the dental implant is placed. While bone grafts are most commonly needed for implant dentistry, they may also be required for certain types of periodontal therapy when bone has been lost due to gum disease.

To learn more about bone grafting and to discover whether dental implants and bone grafting are right for your smile, we invite you to call or visit us today. Our dentists and team are eager to care for your smile!

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