What is a Bone Graft?
In dentistry, bone grafting is an oral surgery procedure that involves the placement of new bone, either from your own jawbone (or hip in some cases) or a substitute, to help restore your jawbone to the appropriate levels necessary for procedures such a dental implant placement.
Why Would I Need a Bone Graft?
Bone grafting is a procedure often used to accompany the placement of dental implants.
Dental implants have provided a viable option in replacing broken, missing, or faulty teeth. They improve every year with small advancements in durability, strength, and placement.
However, not everyone has a mouth naturally fit for a dental implant. While other dentists may opt to place a dental implant anyway, Dr. Thein will not place an implant unless he has determined that your mouth can fully support it. If he deems your jawbone too soft or too thin, he will suggest a bone graft procedure to create a solid base for a dental implant.
If you believe you could be a candidate for a bone graft, call our office to schedule an appointment or a short, complimentary consultation during which Dr. Thein will briefly discuss the bone grafting process.