Bone grafting is a routine and painless procedure needed to recreate bone and soft tissue. Although how overwhelming the procedure name sounds, it’s a common and pain-free treatment needed before a dental implant procedure when a person has been missing a tooth or a set of teeth for an extensive amount of time. Gum disease and tooth extractions may also be a reason why someone would undergo a bone grafting procedure.
When we lose our teeth our bones won’t have anything to support anymore. Overtime, that vacant portion or space of the bone erodes and hollows out. This will make it difficult to proceed with a dental implant treatment, if a bone grafting is not done. Without a bone grafting procedure, it makes it impossible for recreation of a new set of teeth. Once a patient completes a bone graft, six to nine months will be necessary for healing before the dental implant treatment begins.