When teeth are lost , the jaw bone shrinks rapidly. Most of these changes occur in the first 3 months . In fact within the first year , 50 % of the jaw bone is lost and by the 3rd year the shrinkage is as much as 40 to 60 %.


The volume and quality of bone available for dental implants is important. Recently, with advances in surgical techniques and bone graft materials , we now have the ability to grow bone . As a result of bone grafting for dental implants, many patients with inadequate jaw bone can now be restored to function and aesthetics with dental implants.


Types of Bone Grafting for dental implants