If there is insufficient bone in the jaw to accommodate a dental implant, this can be addressed by means of a bone grafting technique. There are two techniques that could be used. The first is to use artificial bone, which is our preference in general since it is the easiest option both for patient and clinician. Alternatively, the patient’s own bone can be harvested from various sites and used to augment the jaw bone in preparation for implant treatment.
More complex reconstructive cases may require treatment under general anaesthesia, particularly if large quantities of bone are required.