Bone Grafting

Sometimes the remaining bone in your mouth has shrunk or not developed normally. If you are considering an implant, you may need a bone graft to build up the bone first. A bone graft is a way of adding new bone to help stabilize a future implant. They can be small (such as a socket graft – a bone graft placed into a tooth socket from which the tooth has just been extracted) or large (such as an external sinus lift – lifting your maxillary sinus up and placing bone graft below it in order to accommodate a future implant in the back of your top jaw).