Bone Grafts

Building a Strong Foundation for Implants

Building a Strong Foundation for Implants

A dental bone graft is a procedure performed to increase the amount of bone in a part of the jaw where bone has been lost or where additional support is needed. The bone graft material may be taken from your own body (autogenous), or an animal tissue bank (xenograft). There is virtually no pain during the procedure. After completion, there may be swelling, bruising, bleeding, and mild discomfort once the anesthesia wears off.

Once the bone graft has been placed, it holds space for your own body to do the repair work. In other words, a dental bone graft is like a scaffold on which your own bone tissue can grow and regenerate.