A bone graft generates new bone in your jaw when there isn’t sufficient bone for the placement of implants. You may have low jawbone density if you have been wearing dentures or having gaps in your teeth for many years. This is because the absence of tooth roots causes jawbone atrophy, as your jaw doesn’t have anything to stimulate it day-to-day after tooth loss occurs.
A bone graft uses your own bone, or the bone of a donor, and triggers the growth of new and healthy bone. The new natural bone is generated after approximately 6 to 9 months, after which you will be ready for implant surgery.