This tooth is unrestorable due to the large amount of bone loss that is missing on the front side of the tooth.
The tooth is removed and there is a large hole in the bone that needs to be filled in.
The defect in the bone is filled in with bone used from various sources.
The gum is the covered up. The goal is to preserve the height of the bone so that an implant can be placed.
Bone grafts are used to fill in defects where the bone is missing around the teeth or where bone is needed for implants. TheCatch 22 with dental implants is that you need bone to support the implant, but the reason most people need an implant is that they lost their tooth or teeth due to a lack of bone. In cases where there is a lack of bone, it is necessary to replace bone through bone grafting. Bone grafting procedures can be used to build up or fill in jawbone defects allowing the placement of dental implants. These techniques represent some of the greatest advances in modern dentistry.