Bone Restoration: I was wondering how you can put implants in if the bone of your jaw is not straight.
Would you need a bone from another part of your body in order to have implants put in at that spot. ...Visitor from VA
If there is insufficient bone, grafting may be required to prepare the site for a dental implant.
There are numerous types of grafting procedures. Increasing the width of an area is more predictable that increasing the height.
Bone can come from several sources: autogenous (from the patient), allograft (from a cadaver), xenograft (from a pig or a cow) or alloplast (artificial/synthetic).
There are special implants that can be used in minimal bone height situations which do not require any grafting. In certain areas of the mouth the ridge can be expanded which greatly simplifies the grafting procedure.
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