Sometimes, patients simply don’t have enough bone volume.
An implant works as an artificial (replacement) tooth root which is then attached to a prosthetic device. For implant treatment to be successful, you need enough bone in the area for the implant to hold. However, if you have missing or badly damaged teeth, your facial bones may have shrunk, and there may not be enough bone for implant treatment.
A bone graft procedure is a common way to add bone volume before your implant placement. After your initial assessment and x-rays, your dentist will recommend the best bone graft method for you.