Whenever a particular area in the mouth around a tooth /implant is found short of the bone scaffold, we can do the bone grafting as an adjunct procedure to allow maximum bone coverage around the tooth /implant for a better stability.
Bone generally has the ability to regenerate completely but requires a very small fracture space or some sort of scaffold to do so. Bone grafts may be autologous (bone harvested from the patient’s own body, often from the iliac crest), allograft (cadaveric bone usually obtained from a bone bank), or synthetic (often made of hydroxyapatite, B-TCP other naturally occurring and biocompatible substances) with similar mechanical properties to bone. Most bone grafts are expected to be reabsorbed and replaced as the natural bone heals over a few months’ time.
Depending on the condition in the mouth, we can do the combination of bone grafts to allow maximum graft stability & healing time.