For dental implants to be successful, the patient’s jawbone must have enough bone across the ridge to be able support a dental implant. When a patient experiences tooth loss it often leads to more loss of bone over time. This tooth loss can be caused by:
Bone grafts success rate for placing dental implants in the jaws is very high. There is always the possibility that the bone graft will fail, even if the surgeon has used your own bone. The process of bone grafts is very different than organ transplants and many Dentists don't know why some bone grafts fail. It is a known medical fact that certain patients, being those that smoke, or have a compromised immune system experience higher failure rates than other patients.