Bone grafting in dentistry is a means of growing or expanding bone in the upper and lower jaw. It can be a means of saving a tooth from the bone loss due to periodontal disease. Bone grafting can be used to alter the contour of an esthetic area for a bridge or dental restoration in order to achieve a better result. Often bone grafting is an advantage or even required for the placement of dental implants. Grafting allows the formation of adequate bone so that the dental implants can adequately function as supports for your teeth.
There are many different bone grafting techniques depending on the extent of bone required and the complexity of the case. Dr. Richard Schell participates in many international conferences and has both taught and published articles on bone grafting for implants. Dr. Schell would be happy to discuss these options with you.