For most people, dental procedures are straightforward affairs. For various reasons, however, the dentist may decide that there is insufficient bone density, or a lack of bone, in the jaw to allow for a successful outcome.
Grafting healthy bone onto an area to be treated may be necessary in cases of:
- Lack of healthy bone to support dental implants
- Weakened, diseased or loss of bone due to gum disease
- Jaw injury or osteoporosis which can weaken the jawbone
A healthy jawbone is vital for healthy teeth and a bone graft, which is done under local anaesthesia, can be the best option to ensure a successful outcome to various dental procedures.