Getting a bone graft is not nearly as scary as it sounds. But if you have heard these words in relation to your own dental health, you probably have a lot of questions. Why do you need the bone graft? What does the procedure entail, and why is it so important? What is grafted onto the bone? Here’s what you need to know.
Why bone grafts are needed
You need a bone graft when your jaw is not strong enough to support the dental implant. The bone has to be strong enough to hold the implant in place while the bone remodels around it for permanence. The jaw also has to be sturdy enough to withstand the powerful chewing motions when you eat. [Read more…]