Bone grafting for dental implants is usually minimally invasive and can be done in a normal office setting. In the past bone grafting required the patient’s bone, but now dentists are often using bones harvested from animals. The dentists use an important process that is called “guided tissue regeneration”.
This process fools your body into believing that the implant is actual bone. Overtime your body will recognize the bone graft as natural bone and start to replace it with natural bone.
Bone grafting used to be a long and painful process, but new techniques and technology have made the process a lot less painful.