Bone grafting is a procedure to help maintain or enhance the existing jaws. When a tooth is removed the bone can atrophy (resorb) leaving a defect that can become problematic. The bone graft is done to aid in function and allow for dental implants. Grafting material consists of minerals that cue your cells into changing into bone cells. Bone grafts are used to replace defects remaining from the removal of cysts/tumors, or teeth to maintain the normal shape of the jaws. Often this will enable the placement of the tooth with an implant. There are several different types of bone grafts.
Dr. Foxson is experienced in each type of graft and will customize the procedure for you and your situation.