Bone augmentation is a procedure that is used to create a solid foundation for implants in underserved areas or to preserve bone quantity. The graft may be autologous (bone from the patient’s own body) or allograft (obtained from a bone bank).
Bone augmentation is not necessary for all dental implant surgeries; it’s performed when there is not enough bone to place a dental implant or to fill bone defects where a dental implant is being considered for placement.
The bone graft is selected according to the type, location, and a number of implants that will be required. This can be done before placing the implant or at the same time