Don’t let bone grafting make you nervous. Bone grafting is simply the placement of inert bone cell tissue into the site of a dental implant placement. This is done (when needed) to make sure the body has a leg up on healing and holding the Implant in place.
The bone graft material is sterile and safe. Dr. Farber gently places and sculpts this material into areas where you have any missing bone. Your body’s bone cells recognize this as bone tissue and your cells adhere to it and grow solid new bone. The bone graft serves as a type of “scaffold” to support new bone growth while enhancing your bone’s ability to support your Implant.
It’s sterile, painless, and is used only when necessary to help your body heal.
If you have been told you do not have enough bone for an implant, get a second opinion. The person that told you may not be familiar with all the latest surgical techniques and materials. Bone can be grown in almost any situation and it does not have to delay healing.