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Bone augmentation, often referred to as bone grafting, is a procedure to replace atrophied or missing bone in the jaw. Patients typically have this procedure when the current bone mass of the jaw is not suitable to add dental implants. In most cases, this is due to bone atrophies or bone reabsorption as a result of missing teeth. When this occurs and the bone mass is too thin or soft, implants may not stay in place. Bone augmentation helps the bone fuse to the dental implant and keep it secure, making the implant successful. If a dental implant is placed in the jaw where the bone structure is not sufficient, there is an increased risk of an implant failing. To help when there is bone loss, a bone graft can be performed. Your surgeon will replace missing bone by using bone from a tissue bank, or from harvesting your bone tissue from other areas on the body.
Length of Procedure
Bone augmentation procedures typically take less than 30 minutes. You can expect to be in our office 1.5 to 2 hours which accounts for consultation, procedure and in-office recovery time.