The material used for grafting can be your own bone, bone from a tissue bank, bone from animals or synthetic materials. Dr. Kuhn prefers to use supplied grafting materials that don’t require removal of your own bone. Bone grafting material is inserted into your jawbone to help stimulate natural bone regeneration.
Most bone grafts are minor procedures that only require a local anesthesia, and the grafting and implant placement can frequently be performed in the same visit. With more extensive procedures, the graft will need a few months to heal prior to placement of a dental implant.