Bone grafting is sometimes needed prior to implant placement, when bone loss occurs after tooth removal, or when the bone surrounding teeth has been affected by periodontal disease.

When a tooth is removed, bone that was previously supporting the tooth begins to shrink. Often this happens in the first 6 months after the extraction, but can continue over time. Dental implants require a certain bone width and height in order to be stable, and therefore bone grafts are often needed as part of a successful dental implant treatment.

Bone grafts are most commonly performed using sterile donor bone particles. Donor bone particles make up the building blocks of bone. They act as a scaffold in the early stages of bone growth and over time they allow a patient’s own bone to grow into the desired space.

Sinus Lift as a Separate Procedure

Single Tooth Grafting – Ridge Preservation