What is bone grafting? You may have heard of the term and a curious why it’s necessary and what it entails. It’s a surgical procedure that improves areas in the mouth deficient in natural bone and involves taking material from another source. The material can be taken from the patient’s hip, chin, or outsourced synthetically. Bone grafting widens the window of opportunity for those in need of dental implants. It’s necessary if your oral surgeon determines that the jawbone is too thin or weak to support the replacement tooth. When existing bone can’t support the replacement, the implant will most likely fail. Though this process may sound alarming, it’s quite simple and common! If you’re ready to achieve a healthy and full-functioning smile, call California Dental Care at (707) 741-6090 or contact us through the form on our website.