Dental Implant Bone Grafting

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          Bone grafting for dental implants helps increase the amount and shape of the jaw bone available to place dental implants. There must be an adequate amount of healthy bone to support a dental implant. If not, the dental implant will fail.

          Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that can usually be done in the dental office. Bone grafting replaces the bone that has been lost with material from the dental implant patient's own body (autogenous bone) or with a natural, artificial, or synthetic substitute. In most cases the implant dentist's goal is to generate new healthy and natural bone in the area of the bone grafting. Some synthetic materials simply hold the space under the gums and the patient's body does not replace the material with natural bone.

          Bone grafting replaces missing bone lost from previous dental extractions, injuries, accidents, cysts, periodontal disease, infections along with many other causes. Several bone grafting techniques can be used to do dental implant bone grafting.

Sinus Lift Graft 

 Block Bone Grafting

 Guided Tissue Regeneration

Bone Expansion

Socket Preservation

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