Dr. Walbom may recommend a bone grafting procedure prior to providing you with dental implants or other restorations. Bone grafting helps to replace the deteriorated bone tissue in your mouth and provide you with a more secure foundation for your restoration.
A bone graft is an oral surgery procedure that may be required if your jawbone is not dense or thick enough to support an implant. During a bone graft, bone material from a tissue bank is placed where the bone is lacking and covered over so it can be integrated into your existing bone. Your body then reconstitutes this new bone into your own, creating a stronger, more stable foundation.