Bone Grafting in London

Provide supplemental bone in areas of bone defects

  • Helps bone deficiency
  • Improved implant integration
  • Improve long-term implant stability

Avg. Treatment Time

1.5 Hours



No. of Treatments


Bone grafting is a procedure which rebuilds and restores bone that has lost mass, either due to trauma or infection. Bone grafts are often performed in dentistry to provide a more stable foundation in the upper or lower jaw bone to support dental implants.

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We carefully fix areas with too little bone, so dental implants stay strong and last longer. Our skilled team uses the best methods and state-of-the-art equipment and materials for precise and effective treatment.

Both natural teeth and dental implants require enough bone in the jaw to provide a stable foundation for their roots. If the jaw bone loses mass, it may become unable to properly support either a natural tooth or a dental implant. Bone loss can occur due to injury or trauma, tooth decay, infection and even simply the ageing process.

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A bone graft can help to restore the level of bone mass in the jaw, which enables it to adequately support a dental implant. A bone graft procedure involves adding natural or synthetic bone granules onto the existing jaw. Once they fuse, your jaw will be better able to act as a foundation for your dental implant.

Bone Grafting at the Neem Tree

If you require a bone grafting procedure to help support a dental implant, we offer a range of natural and synthetic materials to ensure you choose the best option.

Our specialist dentists can ensure your dental implants are fitted safely, securely and comfortably. We will make sure your jaw bone is restored as painlessly and quickly as possible.

Contact us today to find out more about our Bone Grafting services from our practices in Esher, Surrey or Wandsworth, South West London.

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The Neem Tree
Wandsworth Dental Practice

515 Old York Rd, Wandsworth, London, SW18 1TF
Call: 02088 700 030
Email: [email protected]



The Neem Tree
Esher Dental Practice

138 High Street, Esher, KT10 9QJ
Call: 01372 464 000
Email: [email protected]

Fee Guide

Dental Implantsfrom £1,500
Dental Implant Crownfrom £1,250
Dental Crownfrom £895
All on Four Dental Implantsfrom £12,000
Sinus Augmentationfrom £800
Implant Bone Graftingfrom £800
Full Arch Restoration (per jaw)from £12,000

Learn more about bone grafting

What is a bone graft?

A bone graft us a surgical procedure that is used to fix problems with bones. Bone grafting is beneficial in fixing bones that are damaged.

Benefits of implant bone grafting

Research has shown the benefits of bone grafting in implant treatment and the success rates are very high. Very occasionally your own bone can also be used, but this has been superseded by bone substitute materials. These are less invasive and the success rates for bone substitute materials are very high.

Your dentist will discuss which type of bone graft is required before any treatment commences.

What is implant bone grafting?

Bone grafting is a surgical procedure where the natural bone is artificially built up and strengthened. Using either natural bone or a synthetic substitute, replacement bone granules or blocks are grafted directly onto the jawline.

When left over time, this material then fuses or bonds with the existing bone. By this method, the jaw line is reinforced and strengthened, allowing implants to be held securely in place.

When will I need Implant bone grafting?

When a dental implant is inserted into the mouth, the metal screw is fixed directly into the bone of the jaw before the crown or cap is placed on top. In some cases, the jaw is not sufficient to hold the implant screw. This can be due to a number of factors, such as severe gum disease or old age. In these cases, a bone graft is often required to build up the natural jaw bone and give it the strength required to hold the implant securely in place.

What happens in a bone graft?

Bone grafting procedures are performed under anaesthetic. If your graft uses your own natural bone, you may require a procedure in hospital to remove it as well.

During a bone graft:

  • The underlying bone is exposed by cutting and lifting away the gum, your dentist can then assess the bone grafting necessary.
  • The bone is then either removed from your hip (if using natural bone), a donor source or is created by a technician from synthetic material.
  • The graft is then fixed in place under the gum on the existing jaw bone. The graft may be held in place using material such as a collagen membrane.
  • The area is then sutured closed by the dentist
  • Over time, natural bone will grow around and fuse with the new grafted bone, providing a stable foundation for the implant.
What are the risks associated with a bone graft?

Since the process required making an incision in the gum, you may well experience some pain and bruising in the immediate area. You may also feel pain and discomfort in your hip, if the grafting material was taken from there.

Swelling around the treated area is also common and should subside after a couple of weeks.

There is a risk of infection. Our materials and procedures are designed to minimise this risk and we will advise you on the best ways to avoid it.

How painful is a bone graft?

Bone grafts are usually an outpatient procedure and patients are sedated throughout the entire process. Even after the treatment has been completed you shouldn’t feel any pain as the graft heels.

Can I prevent bone loss?

You can prevent bone loss by giving the jawbone a replacement tooth with a root that will be able to exert the same or similar amount of pressure on it as a natural tooth would.

How can I prepare for the procedure?

You will most likely be required to fast before your surgery. This is usually done in order to prevent any complications while you are under anaesthesia. Your doctor will give you a complete set of instructions prior to your surgery. It is essential that you follow these instructions.

Will I be sedated?

Yes, you will be put under local anaesthetic before your treatment begins.


Dental Implant
A dental implant is a screw-like metal rod that is planted into the gum to act as the anchor for an artificial tooth, such as a dental crown or bridge.

Flap surgery
Flap surgery is the process of lifting the gum tissue in order to clean underlying tooth and bone structures