Why is Bone Grafting needed?
With time, places in the mouth that lack teeth will cause the jawbone to shrink or resorb. This shrinking of the bone limits the restorative options for the tooth, and can cause the facial tissues to collapse. Most patients that have long-term toothless sites are not good candidates to restore with dental implants. Additionally, on the front teeth, proper contour to bone and gums is essential, because that surface is displayed during smiling. In these cases, bone grafting may provide a good solution.