Bone grafting is a common periodontal procedure and has different purposes. 2 of the main purposes are:
- to build up the jawbone to accommodate a dental implant to help restore function and esthetics.
- in certain cases, to replace missing bone around a tooth that has been lost from periodontal disease
Different sources of bone graft include:
- the patient's own bone, cadaver bone (the most common), and bovine (cow)
Cadaver and cow bone come from tissue banks and are a very safe source for bone donation and provide predictable results