Bone grafting is a procedure where bone is used to reconstruct areas in the jaw with inadequate bone, so that implants can be placed. The source of bone can be iether patients' own bone, of artificial bone (calcium particles).
Diagram below shows the sequence of events following a tooth loss. The alveolar bone will gradually recede, leaving bone which is much smaller than before. The reduced bone height is inadequate to support a denture, and makes implant placement impossible.
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