Bone Grafting is used to prepare a site for dental implants that are needed to replace a missing tooth or teeth. Bone, in an area where a teeth have been lost, naturally shrinks over time, both in height and width. New bone must be grafted to create a secure site for placing implants and to achieve aesthetic results. Bone grafting can also be done to save teeth that have experienced bone loss resulting from gum disease.
Bone loss can be caused by: