Why Bone Grafting
Many patients requiring dental implants have the problem of bone loss. This may be related to a difficult tooth extraction, or due to the fact that the tooth was removed many years ago. Most people don’t realise that many months or years after a tooth is extracted, the supporting bone resorbs (shrinks away). For implants to succeed, good bone support is required. Fortunately, we now have developed techniques to regenerate bone that has been lost so that implants may be placed in many situations that previously would not have been suitable for implant placement.
Bone grafting is now a very predictable and safe procedure. It is better to graft and have a good base of bone to ensure long term success of the dental implant rather than place an implant in a compromised site.