730 Sunrise Ave.
Roseville, CA 95662
Dr. Metro offers bone grafting and membrane placement to those who need it. Bone grafting is needed when there is not enough existing bone to support a dental implant or when a portion of bone has been removed during a complex extraction.
Cadaver bone is packed into the socket (hole where your tooth was) and a membrane is placed over the bone and stitched up. Your body will naturally turn the cadaver bone into your own and the membrane becomes your gum tissue. This provides a nice scaffolding for a dental implant.
Bone grafting is typically performed during an extraction appointment, but can be performed after the fact if necessary. A bubble-gum-like material is placed over the bone graft and membrane and should be left in place for about 7 days for protection.
Bone graft and membrane.