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Bone Grafting

If an implant site in the mouth has an inadequate or damaged bone structure, a bone graft can be used to promote bone growth in that area and ensure a stable implant site.

What is Bone Grafting?

Dental implants do more than serve as a realistic and functional tooth replacement; they help stabilize the jaw and preserve the health of the jaw bone just like natural teeth. They require strong, healthy jaw bone to be placed. If the jaw bone has suffered from atrophy or for other reasons and has resulted in soft or thin bone, a bone graft can be used to strengthen and improve bone growth to the jaw.

For a bone graft procedure, Dr. Curtis will take a section of bone from another area of the body or use a special grafting material and graft it into your jaw bone. Once the graft is placed, you will have to wait a few months for it to stabilize and fuse with your jaw bone. When your jaw bone is strong enough, then you are ready to receive a successful dental implant now that your jaw is healthy and stable enough to support it.

We offer a variety of bone grafting treatments to better tailor our practice to the individualized needs of our patients: