Bone grafting is a procedure to rebuild bone in the bone deficient areas of your jaw. This allows for the placement of dental implants and for the repair of the supporting bone around your teeth damaged by periodontal disease.
The bone used in the bone grafting procedure is either taken from your jaw, hip, or tibia (below the knee) or obtained from a tissue bank. Special membranes may be used to protect the bone graft and promote natural healing and bone growth – this is known as guided bone regeneration.
For patients affected by periodontal (gum) disease, bone grafting will repair the supporting bone around your teeth significantly improving your oral health. Bone grafting will also increase the stability and strength and increase the longevity of your natural teeth as they will now be supported by adequate bone in your jaw.
Overall, the functionality of your teeth and your esthetic appearance will dramatically improve