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Bone Graft (Socket Preservation)

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side view of a jaw with a missing tooth A bone graft can repair an area of the jaw where a tooth used to be, or any area where there is bone loss. This is often the first step in replacing a missing tooth with a dental implant.
a tool being used on an area with a missing tooth Bone can be taken from one area of the mouth and transferred to another. Synthetic bone or sterile bone taken from another source can also be used.
a bone graft placed on a bone Once placed, the area is given time to heal. During this time, the graft solidifies and permanently blends into your natural bone tissue.
a side view of a jaw with a bone graft Once completed, the damaged bone will have regained its original strength and stability, and further procedures such as a dental implant can be started.
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