Dental Jaw Bone Grafting (Socket Preservation)
Bone grafting is a surgical procedure to replace bone. An artificial, synthetic, or natural bone substitute placed within existing bone or in the area of an extraction site helps preserve bone shape and helps your body to regenerate its own bone. This grafting process strengthens the area by forming a bridge between your existing bone and the graft material. Grafts need to heal for several months before they are strong enough to support any restorations.
Over time, the jawbone missing teeth atrophies or shrinks. This is the reason that dentures become loose after several years of use. Without teeth bone deteriorates, becoming poor in quality and insufficient in quantity for placement of dental implants. Grafting allows us to improve the bone quality, sometimes giving us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width.