When a tooth is extracted, the bone where the tooth once was will resorb over a period of time. This may leave a situation where the bone is too narrow or insufficient to accept a dental implant.
Bone grafting procedures will allow for adequate bone height and width to accept dental implants. Using bone grafting procedures, we can actually stimulate bone growth in areas where bone is insufficient.
Bone grafting is a very simple procedure usually done at the time of tooth extraction. We use bone from a donor or we use animal bone. The procedure itself is very simple and only takes a few seconds when the tooth is removed.