Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that enables the replacement of bone that has been lost, making it possible for you to have an implant, denture or a dental bridge if you don’t have enough natural bone in your jaw. In the correct and appropriate conditions, your body can regenerate this lost bone unlike some other types of tissue.
The bone can come from a vast array of sources: from using your own bone to using biocompatible natural bone substitute.
Gradually, your own bone will grow to replace the graft material. Once the site around the graft has successfully healed, and providing you don’t need any other supporting treatments, you’ll be ready to have your implant placed and restore not only the functionality of your bite but also the aesthetics of your smile.
In the Guided bone regeneration (GBR) technique, there is the use of bone grafting together with the use of a barrier membrane, thus creating an isolated space which prevents unwanted tissue from entering the area, facilitating and prioritizing the expansion of bone tissue. An added benefit of the membrane is that it provides protection to the wound and helps prevent salivary contamination, which will help you make an amazing and effortless recovery.