Many times due to progressive disease, Infection and trauma, Bone and Soft tissues are lost in areas around the teeth.This process is accelerated when teeth are lost or removed and nothing is done to replace the stimulation that a tooth root provides to preserve the jaw bone.
This can cause your jaw bone to atrophy, or resorb. This often results in poor quality and quantity of bone suitable for the placement of dental implants as well as long term shifting of remaining teeth and changes to facial structure. Most patients, in these situations, are not candidates for dental implants.
Bone Grafting can repair these type of situations and areas of inadequate bone structure. This not only gives us the opportunity to place implants of proper length and width, but it also gives us a chance to restore functionality and aesthetic appearance.