Bone Grafting Before A Dental Implant: Is It Possible To Skip This Step?
During your preliminary consultations with your dentist, you'll quickly learn that bone mass plays a major role in your suitability to receive a dental implant. In fact, bone grafting to restore lost bone mass can be a compulsory step for some patients. But why is this, and is there any way to avoid the need for bone grafting? Constant Stimulation Your jaw demands constant stimulation. This stimulation is provided by pressure exerted on your teeth—from its biting surface, down its entire length, to its root and dental socket, where it meets the bone.