Depending on the situation, bone grafting can be done at the time of implant placement, or it may be needed prior to implant placement. Sterilized bone grafts, from a bone bank, combined with growth factors are typically used. At times the patient’s native bone from a nearby area of the jaw is also used. The bone grafts are combined with collagen membranes to build the ideal bone site for a dental implant in what is called Guided Bone Regeneration. Your doctor may require a CAT Scan taken in the office of Raleigh Periodontics to get a three dimensional view of your jaw. This will aid in treatment planning of implant placement. We will help you choose what level of sedation best suits your needs.