Bone Grafting

A patient may require the need of bone grafting if jaw bone is thin or too soft to keep the implant stationed in the space. Strong bone is crucial to support the dental implant.

The process of a bone graft procedure:
  • Before deciding on whether you are a suitable candidate for a dental implant, a cone beam (CT Scan) is performed. This is a 3D view of your mouth and allows the dentist create a fully computerized digitally planned surgery.
  • The surgeon will use a material such as cow bone/artificial bone and with the use of collagen membrane, will graft it into your jaw bone. Bone from a patient’s body is the best graft as it uses the patient’s own cells and there is no risk of transmission of disease.
  • Once the bone graft is placed in the jaw, you will be expected to wait 3-4 months so that the graft will have an opportunity to create new bone that is robust enough to make the dental implant stable.
  • If the bone graft is successful, then it will support the dental implant in a proper manner.

After the bone grafting procedure, the dental implant surgery is performed.

Why do we need bone grafting?

Numerous dental procedures require actual bone dimensions to provide optimal results. Bone in the jaw and face makes the outer face appearance. The face can look aged if the underlying bones are not supportive. If you do not have enough bone, your jaw cannot support a dental implant. The bone required to support a successful implant is 1.5-2mm.

Reasons for bone grafting

Bone loss due to

  • trauma to the tooth
  • extraction
  • gum disease – eating away at the bone

Cow bone Grafts



Collagen Membranes


Our dentist here at Care 4 teeth is specifically trained in bone grafting and implant surgery to help you achieve a perfect smile.

Socket bone graft


Bone graft



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