Minor Bone Grafting
Minor bone grafting is conducted to restore defects of the jaw that resulted from congenital defects, injuries, or surgery. The patient’s own bone is used when large defects are existent. The bone is taken from different locations, and the amount removed depends on the size of the defect of the jaw. Usually, bone is extracted from the skull, hip, and tibia. Minor bone grafting is usually performed in an operating room, and a hospital stay is typically mandatory.