Bone Grafts in Dental Implant Management: A Narrative Review

Curr Pediatr Rev. 2022;19(1):15-20. doi: 10.2174/1573396318666220411105715.


Successful implant dentistry can be directly related to the quality and quantity of bone at the recipient site of the implant. Over the years, bone grafts have been used for the treatment of various osseous defects. Due to the widespread acceptance of dental implants, interest in bone reconstruction for the oral cavity has increased dramatically over the past decade. Many patients who request implant rehabilitation require ancillary procedures to increase the quantity and quality of the recipient's bone. The internal architecture of the bone is generally described in terms of quality of the bone, which in turn reflects the strength (degree of compactness) of the bone. This is considered a crucial factor about the available bone at the edentulous site while planing about the design of the planned implant, surgical approach, healing time, and the initial progressive bone loading during the prosthetic reconstruction. Atrophy of the alveolar processes is expressed as a reduction of height and width. Databases were electronically searched up to April 2019 to identify human bone graft studies to provide contemporary and comprehensive information about the various bone grafts used in dental implant management.

Keywords: Dental implants; bone allograft; bone autografts; bone grafts; graft material; xenografts..

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Alveolar Ridge Augmentation* / methods
  • Bone Transplantation / methods
  • Dental Implantation* / instrumentation
  • Dental Implantation* / methods
  • Dental Implants
  • Humans
  • Maxilla / surgery


  • Dental Implants