If a patient does not have enough bone to accept an implant, a bone grafting procedure is necessary. This procedure builds up the bone to proper height and width to be able to support the titanium implant post. Bone grafting can be performed 6 months prior to, or simultaneous to implant placement, depending on how much bone the patient presents with.
A sinus lift is a grafting procedure to building bone under the maxillary sinus. Patients that have been missing upper back teeth for quite some time may require this procedure.
Bone graft material can come from an animal, human, or synthetic source. All bone graft materials are sterilized, safe to use, and will not be rejected by the body.