Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that replaces missing bone with material from patient′s own body, an artificial, synthetic, or natural substitute. Bone grafting is possible because bone tissue has the ability to regenerate completely if provided the space into which it has to grow.
In a bone graft procedure, the surgeon will take a section of bone from another area of your body, or - as is most often the case now - use a special bone grafting material, and graft it onto your jaw bone. You will then have to wait, most likely several months, while the graft creates enough new, strong bone to make sure that the implant will be stable and secure.
Once the bone graft is complete, the rest of the implant surgery can proceed. As with any surgical procedure, it is important to discuss your personal medical history and all the risks and benefits of the surgery with your dental specialist.
MTVM Dental Surgery Center is a dental clinic located at Centuria Medical Makati, Makati City by Doctor Tess Mendoza specializing in Prosthodontics. She is a member of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), the first professional organization in the world dedicated to implant dentistry.
1117 11th Floor Centuria Medical Makati, Gen Luna St. cor Salamanca St., Barangay Poblacion, Makati City, Metro Manila 1004