Bone grafts and Ridge Augmentation

What exactly are these procedures and what is involved?

Bone Grafting

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.