The bone grafting procedure is an excellent way to replace lost bone tissue and encourage natural bone growth. A bone graft may be required to create a stable foundation for dental implant placement or to make the smile appear more aesthetically pleasing.
There are variety of reasons why bone grafting may be the best option for restoring lost jaw bone.
Dental implants – Implants are the preferred replacement method for missing teeth because they restore full functionality to the mouth; however, implants need to be firmly anchored to the jawbone to be effective. If the jawbone lacks the necessary quality or quantity of bone, bone grafting can strengthen and thicken the implant site.
Sinus lift – A sinus lift entails elevating the sinus membrane and grafting bone onto the sinus floor so that implants can be securely placed.
Ridge augmentation – Deficiencies in the jaw bone can occur due to trauma, injury, birth defects or severe periodontal disease. The bone graft is used to restore the lost jaw bone in preparation for dental rehabilitation.