In many cases, bone grafting is necessary to achieve optimal functional and esthetic results with dental implant treatment.
Foundation for Dental Implants
Many times due to progressive disease, infection or trauma, bone and soft tissue are lost in areas around the teeth. In addition, when teeth are removed and not replaced with dental implants, the bone that supported these teeth resorbs, or deteriorates.
When it is not possible to place dental implants as a result of insufficient bone to provide the solid foundation necessary, a graft using bone from another area of the mouth, or synthetic bone, can be placed to improve the site for implant placement. This bone augmentation procedure can often be accomplished at the same time as implant placement so that no additional surgical procedures are necessary.