If you recently had your consultation for dental implants, you probably didn’t expect your periodontist to discover you’ve lost bone in your jaw. You can lose up to 25% of your jaw’s density within the first year of missing a tooth. Up to 50% of patients interested in dental implants require bone grafting. While it adds another step to your treatment plan, it’s crucial to the long-term success of your new smile. Here’s what you can expect when recovering from your dental bone graft procedure.