After the loss of a tooth, the associated jawbone area atrophies (reabsorbs). This often leaves a condition in which there is poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for placement of dental implants. In these situations, most patients are not initially candidates for placement of dental implants.
With bone grafting, we now have the opportunity to not only replace bone where it is missing, but also the ability to promote new bone growth in that location! We're able to place implants of proper length and width, restore functionality and aesthetic appearance, and provide the structural support necessary for successful retention of the implant.