Bone replacement grafts, also known as bone grafting, is a surgical procedure used to restore or augment bone in areas where bone loss has occurred. It is commonly performed in dentistry to provide a solid foundation for dental implants or to improve the support of natural teeth.
During the procedure, bone material, either from the patient’s own body, a donor, or synthetic sources, is placed in the deficient area. Over time, the graft material integrates with the existing bone, promoting new bone growth. This process creates a stable and supportive structure for dental implants or to counteract bone loss due to conditions like periodontal disease.