Dental implants are most often used when teeth have become disease, traumatized or injured resulting in removal. When one or more teeth have been removed for any number of reasons, dental implants combined with bone grafting can produce dramatic results that are long lasting for patients of all ages.
The Actual Bone Grafting Healing Process May Take Several Months
Eventually this bone will fuse with the patient’s natural jawbone and begin to grow and strengthen over time. Keep in mind that the actual bone grafting healing process may take several months overall. In the example of dental implants, it may be several months following bone grafting before the actual implants can be surgically placed. An alternative to harvesting the patient’s bone is to use something known as xeno-grafting. This is where cadaver sourced bone is used to complete the same type of procedure.