A bone graft is a minor surgical procedure used in dentistry to help restore the bone in your mouth that has been lost due to disease, infection, or trauma. Bone grafts are usually performed before a patient gets dental implants but can be used whenever a patient does not have ample bone in their mouth.
Your bone in your mouth can alter and shift after you were missing a tooth for an extended period of time. Likewise, you can also experience bone loss if you have an untreated infection or disease or caused by trauma from an accident.
When you experience bone loss, you also lose some functions in your mouth that you might take for granted, such as chewing, speech, and even the contours of your face.
Bone grafting is a procedure that allows us to restore the proper amount of bone in your mouth. We can do this by grinding down organic tissue and combining your blood, then we and surgically place it where you are missing bone.
The organic tissue can come from three sources:
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