A dental bone graft is needed when bone loss has occurred in the jaw. This procedure is commonly performed prior to dental implant placement or when bone loss is negatively affecting neighboring teeth of facial esthetics. Town Center Dentistry doctors recommend the use bone graft after most tooth removals (post-extraction site preservation) in order to preserve the bone thickness and high for future implant placement and the use of prosthetic restorations. The bone graft material we use may be taken from your own body (autogenous), or it may be obtained from a human tissue bank (allograft) or an animal tissue bank (xenograft). In some cases, the bone graft material may be synthetic (alloplast). In most cases, our doctors may combine a dental bone graft with platelet rich fibrin (PRF). This is taken from a sample of your own blood and is used to promote healing and tissue regeneration.