During a bone grafting procedure, Dr. Gordon will take a sample of bone from you or a donor source and convert it into bone granules, similar in texture and appearance to sand. These bone grafting granules are then placed at the site of bone deterioration, just under the gum tissue. The bone granules will fuse to your existing jaw bone to create a solid structure. This evens out your jaw line and is capable of supporting a dental implant. For those concerned about the bone grafting procedure, we offer effective sedation techniques to ease your anxiety and give you a virtually painless experience. Once your graft heals, you will be one step closer to having your dental implant placed and smile restored.