Sometimes, the height and width of bone are insufficient to place an implant properly. In this case, we need to augment the bone. To do this, we will frequently remove bone from a donor area and place it in the area that needs to be augmented.
Your own bone (autogenous bone) is the best type of bone to use in the areas of the jaw that require greater thickness. This block graft is secured in place with small screws and the graft is allowed to fuse to the natural bone for approximately four to five months. At the time the implant is placed, the small screws will be removed.