If you have any of the following:
Then the bone healing process will likely be not ideal.
A bone grafting procedure may be required to repair and regenerate damaged bone prior to - or in combination with dental implant placement. Bone grafting utilizes man-made materials and/or donated human tissues which have been medically processed for the highest sterility and infection control measures. These donated human tissues are the same materials used in the hospital setting during most surgical treatments.
Your dentist will attempt to inform you as to the likelihood of the need for bone grafting in your particular case but circumstances can, and do change, during surgery which could alter your particular treatment plan.If you decline bone grafting for any reason you must advise your dentist prior to surgery.