Missing teeth can have devastating consequences on the jawbone. After time has passed, the jawbone in and around the missing tooth will begin to atrophy and reabsorb. This can be a major problem, especially if you are interested in dental implants, as there may not be enough quality bone available to have the implants put into place. In these situations, a patient likely won't be a dental implant candidate.
With bone grafting, missing bone isn't the end of the road, as we now have the chance to replace the bone and to promote the growth of new bone in that location. This will allow us to place implants in the proper position, but it will also provide the opportunity to restore the original appearance and functionality of your teeth and jaws.