If you’re having a tooth extracted and replacing it with an implant, a bone graft is crucial. A bone graft fills the extraction site and provides a more welcoming place for your implant. It helps with the recovery of the extraction site and improves the long-term outcome of your implant.
Bone grafts provide a scaffolding for your own bone to grow in stronger and faster after an extraction. They can be done with many different materials from human to bovine to synthetic. The end result is a stronger, better foundation for your implant to thrive in. Bone grafts should be done immediately following an extraction. They are quick, painless, and can make a world of difference in the way your body heals after a tooth is removed.