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Bone Grafting

If your jawbone isn't thick enough or is too soft, you may need bone grafting before you can have dental implant surgery.

That's because the powerful chewing action of your mouth exerts great pressure on your bone, and if it can't support the implant, the surgery 

With bone grafting, a piece of bone is removed from another part of your jaw or your body and transplanted to your jawbone.likely would fail. A bone graft can create a more solid base for the implant.

A synthetic or donor bone graft material can also be used. It may take months for the transplanted bone to grow enough new bone to support a dental implant. In some cases, you may need only minor bone grafting, which can be done at the same time as the implant surgery.

The condition of your jawbone determines how you proceed.