What Is Bone Grafting?

Most often, jaw bone deterioration occurs following a tooth’s loss or extraction. Without stimulation from your natural tooth root, the jaw bone can atrophy. Dental restoration can become more challenging when there is inadequate bone tissue to anchor dental implants.

Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that can be performed to regenerate bone tissue where it is needed the most, providing the jaw bone length, height, and width required to anchor the dental implants.

Bone Morphogenetic Proteins

Bone morphogenetic proteins (BMPs) are naturally occurring proteins that promote and regulate bone formation and healing. 

Note that each bone graft alternative provides the advantage of not requiring a second surgical procedure. However, there may also be some risks or complications that your oral surgeon will discuss during the initial consultation.

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