Bone grafting of the jaw is a minor surgical procedure that is typically performed in a dental office.
An incision is made in your gum to access to the bone beneath it, and then grafting material is added.
The grafting material is a processed bone mineral around which your body will deposit new bone cells.
The grafting material can come from your body. But very often, bone from an animal or human donor that has been treated by a laboratory to make it sterile and safe is used.
It can even be a synthetic substance. The grafting material, which is generally covered by a collagen membrane for excellent bone repair, will act as a scaffold onto which your body will build new bone.